US 'fiscal cliff' bill sails through House test vote
Published on Jan 2, 2013 10:53 AM
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - A bill to avert the "fiscal cliff" by cancelling mostscheduled tax hikes and delaying spending cuts cleared a procedural vote in the United States.
House of Representatives by an overwhelming margin, indicating strong support for final passage in a vote expected later on Tuesday.
The House voted 408-10 to approve a rule allowing for consideration of the fiscal cliff bill that was passed by the Senate early on Tuesday.