Fiscal Cliff bills passed by both Senate and House

SENATE vote list:

fiscal cliff Biden

  • H.R. 8 An act entitled the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” (formerly titled “Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012” from July 2012)
  • Passed 89 – 8 – 3  ………….. on Jan. 1, 2013 at 1:39am.
  • Senate Roll Call vote
  • No votes: Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee, Carper, Bennett, Grassley, Harkin, Shelby.
  • Did not vote: Jim DeMint, Kirk, Launtenberg

HOUSE vote list:

Fiscal Cliff GOP yes votes

US House Yes votes for the Fiscal Cliff bill (H.R. 8)

Interesting inside politics info about this bill.  Since all spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives, and since the Senate wouldn’t pass a bill the House would agree to.  The last budget/fiscal cliff bill was S.6688. The Senate pulled some funny stuff.  The Senate sidestepped the rules and took another bill, HR.8, already passed by the House and replaced the old language with new language and added a bunch of pork spending.  That’s what was passed by last Senate and the House.  Senate members may or may not have gotten a chance to read the new bill.  But House members complained they didn’t get a chance to read the bill passed at 1am and voted on at 10pm.

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About Christine

I believe in the CONSERVATIVE principles and values of the Republican Party as they are written, and not how they are currently practiced by today's RINO's. Smaller government, lower taxes, more personal responsibility, states' rights, free market capitalism, and less government intrusion in our lives!
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