January 2nd, 2013
07:04 AM ET
1 year ago

House staves off fiscal cliff, but more money squabbles lie ahead

Washington (CNN) - After exhaustive negotiations that strained the country's patience, the House approved a bill to avert a dreaded fiscal cliff - staving off widespread tax increases and deep spending cuts.

The 257-167 vote late Tuesday night included 172 Democrats and 85 Republicans in favor of the bill; 16 Democrats and 151 Republicans voted against it.

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  1. Just a thought

    Why do these Tea Party Types get front stage in the nation's most critical times? These Tea A Tards are useless, divisive and vapid. These people couldn't make a deal with the doctor to remove their heads from the back end.

    I remember in school, the kids that couldn't compromise in the play yard, got their b-utts kicked, thrown out the game and sat on the sidelines. Why is it any different for these knuckle dragging idiots????

    January 2, 2013 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  2. ST

    Who are those 16 Dems who voted against? Can we have their names please!

    January 2, 2013 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I wish Republicans would stop this practice of "deadline governing" because it creates the very economic uncertainty that they complain about. One would think that they could figure that out for themselves. Or have they? At any rate, the GOP keeps getting their clocks cleaned in the end. Now they want to save face, make up for it with the debt ceiling and sequester deadlines.

    January 2, 2013 08:19 am at 8:19 am |