House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, whose panel is charged with writing tax law, pauses for reporters just after the House gave a significant boost to President Donald Trump’s promise to cut taxes, narrowly passing a GOP budget that shelves longstanding concern over federal deficits in favor of a rewrite of the tax code, on Capitol Hill on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, whose panel is charged with writing tax law, pauses for reporters just after the House gave a significant boost to President Donald Trump’s promise to cut taxes, narrowly passing a GOP budget that shelves longstanding concern over federal deficits in favor of a rewrite of the tax code, on Capitol Hill on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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