WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders sounded notes of optimism Wednesday for tax bills bankers have been advocating.

Speaking to reporters after a news conference, House Majority Leader Richard K. Armey said “we are working very well” on including a measure that would broaden retirement savings opportunities and another that would create tax breaks for corporations that invest in so-called “new markets” and community renewal projects in a broader package of other tax bills.

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