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House Speaker Paul Ryan held his weekly news conference Thursday, promoting the Republican push to overhaul the American tax system.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi earlier had a separate news conference, casting the bill as a giveaway to corporations at the expense of the middle class.
On Wednesday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said he believed House and Senate Republicans reached a tentative deal on a final tax bill that reconciles separate plans passed by the chambers. They hope to pass their legislation by the middle of next week.