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Tax Cut Bill Goes to Obama

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From left: Reps. Linda Sánchez, Heath Shuler, John Larson, Chris Van Hollen and Mike Doyle leave a Democratic Steering and Policy Committee meeting Thursday.

Welch said leaders gave the liberals a “full hearing” Thursday night, but they opted not to allow the amendment, likely for fear that it could implode the entire package.

“I think one of the problems is they were concerned about moving forward and whether considering a new amendment, including ours, would get in the way of moving forward,” he said.

Jackie Kucinich contributed to this report.

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