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Delegates voice their disapproval during the Utah Republican 2018 nominating convention Saturday. Mitt Romney faced nearly a dozen GOP contenders. He was forced into a primary race with state Rep. Mike Kennedy after Kennedy received 51 percent of the vote and Romney 49 percent. George Frey/AP hide caption

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As the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, was integral in crafting tax overhaul legislation that was signed into law in December. The legislation eliminated a key provision of the Affordable Care Act. J. Scott Applewhite/AP 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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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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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

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