Skip to comments.House passes fiscal cliff deal, tamps down GOP revolt
Posted on 01/01/2013 7:47:58 PM PST by Vince FerrerEdited on 01/02/2013 5:27:03 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
The House of Representatives late Tuesday easily approved emergency bipartisan legislation sparing all but a sliver of Americas richest from sharp income tax hikes -- while setting up another fiscal cliff confrontation in a matter of weeks.
Lawmakers voted 257-167 to send the compromise to President Barack Obama to sign into law. Eighty-five Republicans and 172 Democrats backed the bill, which had sailed through the Senate by a lopsided 89-8 margin shortly after 2 a.m. Opposition comprised 151 Republicans and 16 Democrats.
Republican House Speaker John Boehner voted in favor of the deal, as did House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, his party's failed vice presidential candidate. But Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy voted against it.
I am done voting GOP.
If your member is one of the 16 who voted against Boehner’s leadership then I agree with your assessment. If he voted for Boehner he’s just another hack politician.
“If your member is one of the 16 who voted against Boehners leadership then I agree with your assessment. If he voted for Boehner hes just another hack politician.”
Sorry for the late response.
My Republican Representative voted against Boehner. One of the group who wanted “a different direction”. Good man...
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