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Tax Cuts Get Boost From Republican Change to U.S. House Rule

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The U.S. House of Representatives voted to make it easier to reduce taxes, passing a rule on the first day of the new session to let lawmakers assume that lower levies boost the economy and cover some of their own budgetary costs.

The adoption of so-called dynamic scoring gives Republicans greater leeway to adopt tax policies that, before today, would have been scored as increasing the U.S. budget deficit. The policy was adopted as part of a package of House rules changes, on a 234-172 vote.