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Dec. 13, 2017 - The House-Senate tax reform conference committee (+) held its first meeting, marking another major step in congressional Republicans' push to get the far-reaching Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to President Trump by Christmas.  Conference chairman Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) kept a tight rein on the proceedings, leading to many testy exchanges with Democrats, who argued the committee was little more than a Republican-run show.  Indeed, at the time of this meeting there was not a bill to discuss, and the negotiating was all being done behind the scenes among Republicans.  The committee includes 15 Senators (8 Republicans and 7 Democrats) and 14 Representatives (9 Republican and 5 Democrats).  [C-SPAN video]
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