Fiscal Cliff: How Congress Voted

The U.S. House went along with a Senate plan Tuesday to address expiring Bush-era tax cuts while delaying spending cuts.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted late Tuesday night 257-167 to endorse a Senate vote early Tuesday morning on a bill to avert the so-called "Fiscal Cliff", as tax cuts passed when George W. Bush was President expired January 1, in addition to automatic spending cuts which were delayed.

A complete list of the yeas and nays can be found on the website for the House of Representatives.

U.S. Rep. David Curson (D-Belleville), who represents Plymouth and Canton in Michigan's 11th Congressional District, voted for the bill.

The Senate legislation passed early Tuesday 89-8.

Curson is filling the remainder of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's (R-Livonia) term after winning a Nov. 6 special election. U.S. Rep.-elect Kerry Bentivolio (R-Milford) will be sworn into office Thursday, succeeding Curson as representative for Michigan's 11th Congressional District. 

Curson on Tuesday weighed in on the legislation through his Facebook page:

"At least for tonight, Congress came together and avoided disaster. It’s far from a perfect bill and there is still much to be done. But tonight, 98 percent of Americans can go to bed with a permanent tax cut. Twenty million kids will get a hot meal tomorrow. Two million Americans will not be cut off from desperately needed unemployment benefits. And many other Americans can rest with the benefits of this bill. 

"Congratulations to all of Michigan’s delegation for voting for this bill, except Justin Amash, Bill Huizenga and Tim Walberg who put their politics before the people of Michigan. Shame on them."

Tom Marunich January 03, 2013 at 05:20 PM
David Curson-Thanks for your short term service to the 11th District. I know the "avoid the fiscal cliff" bill that you voted for was not the best bill but that is the art of compromise i.e. neither side walks away completely happy. You did the right thing necessary at the time. Unfortunately your successor is too far out of touch with reality to understand this. Thanks again.
Bob January 04, 2013 at 03:08 AM
David Curson, Hope you are around for the next election. The guy in there now needs to go.


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