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House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear (UPDATE)

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., points to boxes of petitions he says were sent in in support of the Republican tax-reform bill that passed the House on Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to be steamrolled by a GOP frantic to claim its first major legislative victory of the year.

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