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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:09 PM

24. Conservative House GOPers lining up to oppose fiscal cliff deal

Conservative House GOPers lining up to oppose fiscal cliff deal
By Jonathan Terbush
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 17:49 EST

Conservative members of the House of Representatives signaled Tuesday that they would oppose the last-ditch fiscal cliff deal the Senate passed in the morning’s wee hours by an 89-8 vote.

During a closed-door caucus mere hours after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the measure, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that he would not support the bill. As the number two Republican in the House, his opposition presented a clear sign that the deal, if it does end up going through, will not do so smoothly.

Other Republicans, though they remained vague on how they’d vote since negotiations are ongoing, joined Cantor in expressing displeasure with the deal. Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) joked to reporters that Republican Senators, “must have been drunk,” when they voted for the bill.

Generally, Republicans opposition to the deal comes from the fact that it does not contain any net spending cuts, something they had maintained was a necessity in any fiscal cliff deal. Party members were reportedly considering whether to bring the bill to an immediate vote or to first amend it by adding some spending cuts.


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