House passes Senate-approved fiscal cliff bill
(MCT) — WASHINGTON — The House gave final approval late Tuesday to a bill to rescind tax increases for the vast majority of Americans, but only after a day of closed-door debate among Republicans who were forced to allow a vote on a compromise many in their party bitterly opposed.
The final tally, 257-167, included 172 of the chamber’s Democrats and just 85 of the majority Republicans, far less than half. The second- and third-ranking Republicans, Eric Cantor of Virginia and Kevin McCarthy of California, were among the 151 in their party voting no. Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, casting a rare vote, and Rep. Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., the Budget Committee chairman and 2012 vice presidential nominee, voted in favor.
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