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In this July 25, 2017, photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment on his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. They just don’t want to risk an up-or-down vote on the idea that might risk an embarrassing loss on the House floor. “This week, we're going to take action on key elements of the president's strategy to secure our borders, including the resources for a physical barrier,” Ryan said on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Ryan tweets about a $1.50 paycheck boost, then deletes it

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has highlighted on Twitter a school secretary benefiting from the Republican tax overhaul, then deleted the tweet after online criticism that he is cheering an increase of $1.50 a week.

The Associated Press reported on Thursday that changes in tax withholding were sparking bigger paychecks, citing as one example Julia Ketchum of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, whose check went up $1.50 a week.

Ryan on Saturday posted a Tweet noting the secretary's increase and linking to the AP story. He has posted several other examples of worker pay increases and bonuses since the overhaul, some as much as $1,000.

Ryan's spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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