US Speaker of the House Ryan holds news conference in Washington

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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