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House passes tax extenders bill, begins debate on omnibus

House passes tax extenders bill, begins debate on omnibus

The House today passed the tax bill that includes a number of tax breaks important to agriculture.

The vote was 318 to 109.

There will no more votes today, and the House has moved on to consider the omnibus appropriations bill. A vote on that bill is expected in the House on Friday, as early as 9:15 to 9:30 a.m., according to the House Daily Press Gallery.

Votes on both measures are expected in the Senate on Friday.

In a statement, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said, "Today, the House took a pivotal step towards rewriting our broken tax code by ending Washington's days of extending tax policies one year at a time. This package of permanent extenders will shield families from a tax hike and provide businesses with greater economic certainty to grow and prosper, which means higher wages and more full-time jobs for American workers."

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