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Rift widens between business groups and House GOP

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Lobbying efforts by some of the nation’s biggest business groups are falling on deaf ears with House Republicans just a few years after the two worked in lockstep to craft the 2017 tax bill that delivered massive corporate tax cuts.

Even after every major business group in Washington, D.C., urged House Republicans to support the Senate-passed $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, only a handful of GOP lawmakers have said they would vote for the measure, according to The Hill’s tally.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in particular, has drawn public attacks from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power LIVE COVERAGE: Biden tries to unify divided House House proxy voting extended into mid-November MORE (R-Calif.) and other Republicans, revealing deep divisions between the two forces that were closely aligned for decades.

House Republican leaders kicked the Chamber off their coalition calls this week after…

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