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Congress Averts Fiscal Cliff
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Wed Jan 2, 2013 12:51 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- The House of Representatives sent a tax package to the president late New Year's Day with legislation that also extends portion of the 2008 farm bill.

The House passed the legislation 257-167 Tuesday evening with 85 Republicans joining 172 Democrats in backing the bill. The vote came after a day of caucus meetings and debate within both parties about the pros and cons of the deal. Republicans, though controlling the House, were fractured with 151 Republicans voting against the tax plan, as well as 16 Democrats.

The Senate had voted 89-8 early New Year's morning to pass ...

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