Washington -- Lawmakers have agreed to supplant a $50 billion tax break intended for domestic exporters with a larger, $76.5 billion tax cut for manufacturers and a host of incentives for U.S.-based companies to expand abroad.

The pact, okayed by a House-Senate committee, ended a multi-year effort to eliminate the break for exporters -- a measure that had been ruled illegal by the World Trade Organization and that led to sanctions by the European Union on U.S. products.

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