Ryan savors tax bill win, but coming fights could roil GOP


December 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a victory lap Speaker Paul Ryan couldn't resist, and he got to do it twice.

When the House approved the $1.5 trillion Republican tax bill Tuesday and again Wednesday with minor changes, it was a beaming Ryan who emphatically pounded the gavel, announced the vote and applauded his bellowing GOP colleagues.

The moment put lawmakers on the cusp of shipping the measure to President Donald Trump and achieving one of Ryan's — and his party's — long-cherished goals. Since entering the House in 1999 as a 28-year-old whose resume ranged from fitness trainer to congress...

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