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Friday, May 09, 2003
"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After nine hours of deliberations, the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday night emerged with a tax bill that largely resembles the agreement reached a day earlier among committee Republicans.
In a 12-9 vote, primarily along party lines, the committee approved a 10-year, $438 billion tax bill. Arkansas Democrat Blanche Lincoln, up for re-election in 2004, voted with committee Republicans for final passage of the bill."