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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks at a press conference with (from left) Republican Sens. Thom Tillis and David Perdue, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Nov. 7. Only 2 percent of economists polled thought the GOP tax plan would lead to higher growth. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speak to reporters about the Senate's version of the GOP tax reform bill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., leave a meeting with House Republicans on Thursday, shortly before the House approved a GOP tax overhaul plan. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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President Donald Trump speaks alongside White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (from left), Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier and Ford CEO Mark Fields during a meeting with manufacturing CEOs at the White House on Feb. 23. Trump disbanded two business advisory councils in August. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans in the House and Senate have come up with different proposals to overhaul the U.S. tax code, but both bills would add $1.5 trillion to the national debt. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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GOP Tax Cuts Expected To Push Up Nation's Debt

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Seated behind a stack of IRS and tax volumes, Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y. (left), and Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., attend a Ways and Means Committee debate on the GOP tax plan on Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (center) answers questions during a Tuesday news conference on Capitol Hill. Also pictured are Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The GOP health bills would eliminate the 10 percent tax on the use of tanning beds. It was one of more than a dozen taxes introduced as part of the Affordable Care Act. Robert Gauthier/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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Will My High Premiums Go Down? More Q&A About The GOP Health Plan

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Kansas lawmakers watch an electronic voting board during votes on a bill to raise taxes and boost school funding at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin briefs reporters on President Trump's tax plan at the White House on April 26. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Trump's Tax Plan Renews Anxieties About Deficits And The Debt

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The Affordable Care Act took money from the rich to help pay for health insurance for the poor. The repeal bill passed by House Republicans would do the opposite. retrorocket/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Nick Fugate (center) with his parents, Julie and Ron, has been adjusting to life on Kansas' waiting list to get life-assistance services through Medicaid. Alex Smith/KCUR hide caption

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To Get Disability Help In Kansas, Thousands Face A 7-Year Wait

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Injured people lie down on a road and scramble to safety after an explosion during a Shiite procession in Quetta, Pakistan, today. Arshad Butt/Associated Press hide caption

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