Enactment of the "fiscal cliff bill" averted scheduled income tax rate increases and the spending reductions required by the sequestration process.
This bill has the status Became Law
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[actionDate] => 2012-07-24
[displayText] => Introduced in House
[externalActionCode] => 1000
[description] => Introduced
[actionDate] => 2012-08-01
[displayText] => Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 256 - 171 (Roll no. 545).
[externalActionCode] => 8000
[description] => Passed House
[actionDate] => 2013-01-01
[displayText] => Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate, under the order of 1/1/2013, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 89 - 8. Record Vote Number: 251.
[externalActionCode] => 17000
[description] => Passed Senate