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Ryan pushes bow hunting provision in tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A mammoth $34 billion corporate tax bill making its way through the House this week includes a measure aimed at helping U.S. manufacturers of bow hunting equipment.

The sponsor, Rep. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican and avid bowhunter, said the provision simply levels the playing field by requiring foreign manufacturers to pay the same tax that domestic ones do.

But critics call it one more unnecessary add-on to a bill that has grown exponentially in recent months.

The bill's main purpose is to gradually reduce the top tax rate for manufacturers from 35 percent to 32 percent, to replace an export benefit ruled illegal by the World Trade Organization.

"We'd like to see all of these provisions taken out and just stick to the one issue of how to deal with the WTO decision affecting foreign taxes," said Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, which has singled out the Ryan provision and several others.

The House Ways and Means Committee, on which Ryan serves, passed the bill Monday with the arrow provision intact. The full House is expected to take up the bill Friday.

Ryan said critics don't understand bowhunting.

"We do not tax imported arrows but we do tax domestically manufactured arrows -- it's a glitch in the system," Ryan said.

As a result, he added, domestic manufacturers are moving overseas to avoid paying the 12.4 percent tax, which goes into a wildlife conservation fund.

Ryan defended placing the provision in the corporate tax bill, even though that bill is aimed at correcting U.S. export policy.

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Ryan pushes bow hunting provision in tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A mammoth $34 billion corporate tax bill making its way through the House this week includes a measure aimed at helping U.S. manufacturers of bow hunting equipment.

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