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Roby: House-Passed Measures to Avert "Fiscal Cliff" Await Senate Action


Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) is set to return to Washington, D.C. as the House of Representatives reconvenes on Sunday, December 30th for the remainder of the 112th Congress.

With the House having already passed its two-part plan to avert the "fiscal cliff," it is now time for the Senate to act, Rep. Roby said.

"The House has already passed two bills that, together, would prevent the "fiscal cliff' crisis: one bill to keep tax rates low for all Americans, and another to stop harmful cuts to the military," Rep. Roby said. "It is now time for the Senate to participate in this process. Grandstanding on the Senate floor and ducking responsibility won't do anybody any good. The House will return on Sunday prepared to consider the Senate's plan, but they have to act before we can move forward."

The House-passed bills that would prevent the "fiscal cliff" crisis are:

HR 8, The Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act, passed August 1.
HR 5652, The Sequester Replacement Act, passed May 10.

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