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WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 Republican in the House leadership says he opposes a Senate-passed measure to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.
Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor told reporters after a two-hour closed-door meeting Tuesday with his GOP lawmakers that he did not support the bill. He said House leaders were looking for "the best path forward" and that no decisions had been made. The Senate passed the measure early Tuesday by a sweeping 89-8 vote. House passage of the measure would send it to President Barack Obama for his signature.
The bill would increase taxes on family income exceeding $450,000 and delay across-the-board spending cuts for two months. House GOP leaders were considering amending the measure and sending it back to the Senate, but that step could produce a deadlock.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
However much the Republican political leadership in Congress may or may not be to blame for the bad things coming in the economy? Stunts like this will insure they get 100% of the blame in the public perception.
I don't get it. Anyone not working to keep their head buried in the sand knows that the witch hunt to pin blame for anything negative is on and it's on like never before. Why does this guy have to volunteer to serve as the poster boy to throw darts at?
All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.