House Republicans on Thursday passed the first of two bills aimed at averting the looming fiscal crisis, approving a plan that would replace sweeping cuts to defense and other programs with cuts elsewhere in the budget. Apparently Boehner can’t count. Now he has the GOPers out on a ledge with this vote.
The bill narrowly passed, on a 215-209 vote.
H.R. 6684: Spending Reduction Act of 2012 (On Passage of the Bill)
- House Vote #644 [primary source: House Count Date: Dec 20, 2012 (112th Congress)
- Related Bill:
- H.R. 6684: Spending Reduction Act of 2012
Introduced by Rep. Eric Cantor [R-VA7] on December 19, 2012
Current Status: Referred to Committee
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Up next, though, is a highly controversial bill that would prevent tax hikes for everyone except those making more than $1 million. Together, the bills amount to what House Speaker John Boehner is calling a “Plan B.”
The tax vote is expected to be close, as Boehner already lost 21 Republicans on the first bill.
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