The Associated Press SENATORS SPEAK: From left, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., speak following a weekly strategy session, Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

The Associated Press SENATORS SPEAK: From left, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., speak following a weekly strategy session, Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

GOP blocks Dem efforts to boost tax benefits for parents

By MARCY GORDON and ERICA WERNER The Associated Press
This article was published November 8, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Tuesday blocked Democratic efforts to secure bigger tax benefits for parents' costs of raising or adopting children, as they drove toward wrapping up their tax overhaul by week's end.

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