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Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon (R) is expected to announce his candidacy this week to replace Senator Tom Coburn (R), but first is working to give the oil and gas industry a permanent tax break worth $250-300 million, which is worth nearly twice as much as the state’s budget deficit.
But while Paul Ryan extolled the virtues of avoiding future government shutdowns from an economic standpoint, he also suggested that it will help the House GOP's never-ending attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.