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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:09 PM

 

House approves fiscal cliff bill

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Source: CNN.com


Latest updates: House approves fiscal cliff bill

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CNN Political Unit
(CNN) - Two hours after their midnight deadline, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a last-minute deal Tuesday to avert the feared fiscal cliff on a 89-8 vote.

The Senate package (PDF) would put off budget cuts for two months and preserve Bush-era income tax cuts for individuals earning less than $400,000 or couples earning less than $450,000. For a timeline of yesterday's action, click here.

The measure now goes to the House where, after a day of uncertainty, Republicans leaders ultimately decided not to try and tack on an amendment to the Senate version. The House is scheduled to vote on the bill late Tuesday night. Check back on this page for the latest updates.






Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/01/latest-updates-house-readies-for-fiscal-cliff-vote/?hpt=hp_t1



The measure passed 257 - 167

Speaker John Boehner along with Paul Ryan both voted for the measure while Eric Cantor voted against the bill.

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