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Honeymoon phase ending for GOP tax plan

L-R: Orrin Hatch, Paul Ryan, Trump, Mitch McConnell, Kevin Brady. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

House Republicans in charge of tax reform face a hellish few days before they finally release their bill on Wednesday.

The chairman of the tax writing committee, Kevin Brady, is trying to find hundreds of billions of dollars to pay for a slashing of the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20. He's painfully learning — as every politician who attempts tax reform inevitably learns — that lawmakers and interest groups won't give up their favored tax breaks without a fight.