Tax Cut Deal Garners 60 Votes in Senate

Measure could go to House tomorrow
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 13, 2010 4:09 PM CST
In this April 14, 2010 file photo, President Barack Obama gestures while speaking in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(Newser) – Legislation to avert a Jan. 1 increase in US income tax rates has gained 60 votes in the Senate, the level needed to advance toward a final vote. The roll call is continuing, and the test vote is not final. But the bipartisan show of support is a strong indication the measure will be passed and sent to the House of Representatives, possibly as early as tomorrow.

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