January 2nd, 2013
07:04 AM ET
2 years 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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