Senate Passes Fiscal Cliff Bill, 89 to 8
Update 12:10 am MT : The Senate passed the fiscal cliff bill. Sens. Rand Paul, Carper (D-DE), Tom Harkin, Michael Bennet, Rubio, Grassley, Shelby and Lee voted against it. The vote is 89 to 8. The House will not vote tonight. AP article here.
Interesting that Colorado Senator Mark Udall voted for it while Senator Michael Bennet voted against it -- both are Democrats. Here's why Tom Harkin opposed it.
One additional saving: Congress won't be getting a $900 pay raise scheduled to take effect this spring.
Update: 11:45 pm MT: The Senate is now voting. [More...]
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