House to Vote on Senate-Passed Fiscal Cliff Package

January 1, 2013 01:49 PM
 

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A straight up-or-down vote after GOP leaders found votes lacking for amendment


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House Republican leaders have decided to move to a Tuesday evening vote on a Senate-passed agreement to avoid tax increases and spending cuts, clearing the way for a final congressional vote on a deal that avoids the fiscal cliff.

The development came after leaders earlier suggested they might try to add $300 billion in spending cuts to the agreement amid opposition from conservatives who said the Senate-passed measure did not include any meaningful reduction in spending. But after GOP leaders canvassed lawmakers about whether to push for more spending cuts before deciding to bring up the Senate bill, they quickly found the votes were insufficient.


 

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