WASHINGTON - There's still a chance that the House Ways and Means Committee will draft a second tax bill this year that would include provisions to ease tax law bond curbs, aides to several panel members said Friday.

But those aides cautioned that it will be hard to surmount two big obstacles: The committee may be unwilling to try to raise the taxes needed to pay for the proposals, and it is likely to be preoccupied with major trade and health issues.

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