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Boehner Calls Off Plan B Vote, Short of GOP Support

Fiscal cliff gets a little more chaotic
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2012 7:20 PM CST

(Newser) – Just what the fiscal cliff needed: more chaos and drama. House Republicans called off tonight's vote on John Boehner's Plan B legislation because he didn't have the support to pass it from within his own party, reports the Hill. The bill, which would have extended the Bush-era tax cuts for everyone except millionaires, was going nowhere in the Senate anyway, but Boehner's inability to get it through is a "major setback" for the speaker, reports the New York Times.

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“The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass,” Boehner said in a statement. “Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.” (Read more John Boehner stories.)

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