Sixteen Democrats voted against the measure, three of whom were from Oregon: Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, and Kurt Schrader.
In a statement, DeFazio said the deal “pushes the spending cuts back just two months, creating yet another fiscal cliff crisis that coincides with the debt ceiling limit.”
The package does not include a reduction in Social Security payroll tax. So, most Americans will still end up paying more in taxes this year.
Would the fiscal cliff have affected you? Will the compromise deal?