Senate Passes Cliff Deal

Plan sails through 89-8; House vote comes later

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 1, 2013 2:28 AM CST

(Newser) – The Senate passed legislation early New Year's Day to neutralize a fiscal cliff combination of across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts that kicked in at midnight. The vote two hours after the deadline was a lopsided 89-8 in favor. Senate passage set the stage...   Read full story »

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