Divided Republican House Passes Senate ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Plan

January 2, 2013   // 0 Comments

by NewsOne Staff The deal is done. In a 257-167 vote, that included 151 Republican and 16 Democratic “nays,” the Republicans blinked first and Congress passed the first tax increase in 20 years, saving the nation from the dreaded ‘Fiscal Cliff.’ Included in the Democratic win column was an extension of unemployment benefits and tax cuts that were in President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan. Repu...

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