Fiscal Cliff Bill Passes Congress
On New Year’s Day, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff.” The final vote was 257-157, passing with 172 Democrats and 85 Republicans. (The bill passed the Senate at 2 am on New Year’s Day by a vote of 89-8.)
Below are some documents on the package that passed Congress – including the bill, a Congressional Budget Office score, a summary and more.