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By David Morgan and Susan Cornwell
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republicans underscored the need for tax cuts and business liability protections in any new coronavirus legislation on Tuesday, while preventing Democrats from requiring transparency for a $650 billion-plus program for struggling small businesses.
Republican President Donald Trump outlined his own wish list of policies for Congress to consider, including payroll tax cuts and a business expense deduction for restaurants and entertainment, as Republicans and Democrats sparred over the next round of legislation to help the United States combat the coronavirus crisis.
“The elimination of Sanctuary Cities, Payroll Taxes, and perhaps Capital Gains Taxes, must be put on the table,” Trump wrote in a…