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Budget battles loom on Capitol Hill

Paul Ryan flanked by House and Senate Republicans. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Republicans on Capitol Hill are focused on one thing this week: the budget. The House and Senate need to pass budgets — and sign off on a single product in conference — in order to get a bill ready to pass tax reform.

House GOP leaders have the votes needed to pass their budget this week, according to sources throughout the conference.