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Ball In Boehner's Court After Senate Approves Fiscal Cliff Deal

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: fiscal cliff, politics, democrats, republicans, americans, government, news, obama )

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The Senate spent the first few hours of the New Year ironing out the final details of a plan to roll back a package of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that technically went into effect at midnight.

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Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 9:50 am
Dear Cal,
Happy new year .
Thank you for Sharing . noted.

Carol H (229)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 12:18 pm
noted, thanks Cal

John B (185)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 1:47 pm
Thanks cal for the link to the article by Bill Chappell and Scott Neuman. I honestly don't think that Speaker Boehner will be able to get anything passed but will wait and see. Read and noted.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 6:55 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 7:08 pm
Yay! The Senate and our President actually are doing their jobs! Too bad the Tea Partiers inn Congress have the OBSTRUCTIONIST AGENDA and are of no value.

Kit B (276)
Tuesday January 1, 2013, 9:00 pm

About 20 minutes ago from the New York Times:

Ending a climactic fiscal showdown in the final hours of the 112th Congress, the House late Tuesday passed and sent to President Obama legislation to avert tax increases on most Americans and prevent large cuts in spending for the Pentagon and other government programs.

The measure, brought to the House floor less than 24 hours after its passage in the Senate, passed 257 to 167, with 85 Republicans joining 172 Democrats in voting to allow incomes taxes to rise for the first time in two decades. The bill is expected to be signed quickly by Mr. Obama.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 6:22 am
Thanks for the article.

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 11:34 am
Some pprogress. Thanks for the update.

Patricia H. (440)
Wednesday January 2, 2013, 4:21 pm
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