Congressman Gene Green offered the following statement on Tuesday evening's vote on H.R. 8, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, which addressed the fiscal cliff.
"The American people have been asking for compromise for the last two years and last night Congress finally did just that. The fiscal cliff deal wasn't perfect but I voted in favor of it to help our nation move forward. We've seen the market respond positively today which is a good sign. I hope that both parties will continue to collaborate for the 113th Congress for the progress and prosperity of our nation."
The legislation's text can be found on the Library of Congress' website at www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr8eas/pdf/BILLS-112hr8eas.pdf