Republicans have kicked their tax-cut drive into high gear, but banking lobbyists said Monday that their effort to win tax breaks for small banks this year faces tough odds.

"We know it will be an uphill fight," said Edward L. Yingling, chief lobbyist for the American Bankers Association. Lawmakers "have a limited number of issues they want to deal with."

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