Tuesday, January 1, 2013

House Session, Part 3

Jan 1, 2013

In an unusual New Year’s Day session, the House considered the rule and debated the “fiscal cliff” agreement (HR 8) passed by the Senate earlier that morning. The measure passed 257-167.

House Passes 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill; Now to President

Washington, DC
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
By a vote of 257-167 the House has passed HR 8, the Tax Relief Extension Act, which the Senate passed early Tuesday morning by a vote of 89 to 8. The bill will now be sent to the President for his signature. The so-called "fiscal cliff" agreement had been negotiated Monday between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Vice President Joe Biden. The legislation keeps the Bush era tax cuts for individuals making less than $400,000 and couples making less that $450,000. It also makes permanent the fixes for the Alternative Minimum Tax and delays government spending cuts for two months.
In the House 85 Republicans and 172 Democrats voted for the bill, while 151 Republicans and 16 Democrats voted against the bill.
Updated: 12 min. ago

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