House Passes Bush Tax Cut Package; Bill Now Goes to President

Politics Daily

The House voted 277 to 148 Thursday to temporarily extend the Bush tax cuts, continue unemployment benefits for 13 months and approve a series of smaller tax credits, cuts and extensions.

A coalition of 112 Democrats and 36 Republicans voted against the measure, while 139 Democrats and 138 Republicans voted for it.

Because the Senate passed the identical measure on Wednesday, the legislation now goes to President Obama for his signature Friday.

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