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Budget Deal Talks Closer to Ending Crude Export Ban

The Associated Press reports that "White House and congressional negotiators moved toward wrapping up a tax and spending compromise Tuesday that would cap Congress’ year, a package expected to lift the ban on U.S. oil exports and provide legislative goodies for home-state interests."  

"House Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers he expected compromise legislation to be publicly released Tuesday — a measure that would deliver victories for to both sides. But the Wisconsin Republican provided few details. The remarks, which Ryan made in a conference call with fellow GOP legislators Monday, were conveyed by an official who described the private conversation on condition of anonymity."

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