U.S. tax, spending deal meets resistance from lawmakers

US Speaker of the House Ryan holds news conference in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A deal to fund the U.S. government met resistance on Wednesday from conservative Republicans concerned about spending, as well as House of Representatives Democrats who complained about corporate tax breaks and a planned end to a ban on U.S. oil exports. The deal, reached late on Tuesday after weeks of wrangling, includes a $1.15 trillion U.S. government spending bill and a companion $650 billion package of tax breaks.

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