Obama signs bill warding off fiscal cliff
January 3rd, 2013
07:31 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama signs bill warding off fiscal cliff

(CNN) - President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to avert the fiscal cliff, a day after the House and Senate approved the much-debated legislation.

Obama, who returned to his family vacation in Hawaii after Tuesday's House vote, signed the bill via autopen on Wednesday.


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  1. Gurgyl

    250k was very conspicuous, but they moved to 450k is a real shame on GOP thugs. At least pass stricter Immigration, gun-Control, voter reform, term-limits. This nation needs manufacturing ANF Job-Training, not foreigners.

    January 3, 2013 07:56 am at 7:56 am |
  2. Catmandew

    Cant even sign bills in person? Autopen and back to vacation what a sorry lazy excuse for a POTUS we have! Obama if you would put as much effort into doin the job as you do into decieving the public you might actually do something to improve the country! You do realize you may have to work!

    January 3, 2013 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  3. DENNA

    Thank you, President Obama. Finish enoying your family time and relax. You have a lot of work ahead, fighting for the middle class against the Republicans. We reelected you, we believe in you. God Bless you. We'll have your back in 2014 and give you a Congress you can work with in the interest of the American people.

    January 3, 2013 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  4. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Obama Signs 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill With Autopen

    So... Let me understand this...
    america is broke. NOT just broke; but 16 TRILLION in debt.
    That's $140,000 per household of national debt.

    So OBAMA fly's back from "HIS" Hawaii golf vacation
    at a cost of $4,000,000 to working TAX PAYERS who still have a job.

    "HE" calls Joe Biden down the road at the VP residence and tells him
    to call his old buddies in the Senate and work out a deal that gives large
    tax breaks to BIG HOLLYWOOD; and taxes everyone else; especially
    "the rich"

    Then fly's back to Hawaii at a cost of another $4,000,000 paid for by
    working TAX PAYERS who still have a job; and signs the bill by "AutoPen"

    This guy is awesome !!!

    January 3, 2013 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    I hope the right wing starts up another autopen debate. They could use the exercise.

    January 3, 2013 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  6. Pete

    The president did what he had to to avoid the cliff but its republicans who'll suffer the consequences at midterms with their political posturing and obstruction as seen with republicans Boehner walking away from the emergency relief bill for Sandy victims but after Christie publicly chewing Boehner and his party out Boehner saw the light and got part of a bill signed with more to come!!Don't be surprised if Christie changes partys and fights his brethren ,the ones that used to work with him..Republicans infighting ,dissension will be their undoing in months ahead but are too arrogent to realize it,say good bye after midterms and you republican voters know it just getting a small sampling losing house ,senate seats in largely republican areas..So don't say you haven't been warned ,just write it down and cry ,the end of your party is near like decades ago!!

    January 3, 2013 09:11 am at 9:11 am |