Dems Urge House To Vote on Senate-passed Fiscal Cliff Deal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democratic leaders are pressing Speaker John Boehner to let the House vote on the Senate-approved bipartisan compromise that would avert much of the impact of the so-called fiscal cliff.
Following a nearly three-hour private meeting Tuesday between Vice President Joe Biden and House Democratic lawmakers, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Democrats expected Boehner to allow the House to vote on the accord.
Boehner has said the House will vote on the Senate measure or vote to amend it. He and House GOP lawmakers were also meeting Tuesday, and some Republicans expressed concerns that the measure needed more spending cuts.
The Senate passed the measure early Tuesday on an 89-8 vote.
The compromise would allow tax increases on the nation's highest earners but prevent tax boosts from everyone else.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 1, 2013 at 04:28 PM
    More cuts please. I do not mind paying the $7 a gallon of milk. It will go back down to $3 when people stop buying it.
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