Senate passes measure to avoid 'fiscal cliff'
Doug McKelway reports
- Duration 2:40
- Date Jan 1, 2013
Doug McKelway reports
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This is a Fox News alert just moments ago the senate voted to approve a temporary deal to pull us up from the fiscal -- The agreement was worked out yesterday by vice president Joseph Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
It's still needs the approval of the House of Representatives of the house reconvenes today at noon let's go live now to double -- Callaway in Washington with the latest hi Doug.
Hi patty and that this vote happen literally just moments ago we don't have a final tally right now but it passed by considerable -- About two hours after the fiscal cliff deadline.
This is basically a stop -- measure.
That now moves on to the House of Representatives which will in all likelihood vote on it tomorrow.
But the house leadership has indicated they do not want to vote on it until all action is completed in the senate.
-- all -- it and as well have also had a chance to.
Review of the finer details.
Of the bill has constructed in the house.
The voting no.
On tonight's bill in the senate where liberal democratic senator from Delaware Tom Carper.
Libertarian leaning Republican senator Rand Paul of Kentucky also -- Tea Party is senator from Utah Mike -- And conservative Republican Richard Shelby.
As -- me if we hit it again.
-- in addition to that we also heard a little bit earlier from vice president Joseph Biden.
As he left the senate chambers on route to back home.
After all the lobbying he did with Mitch McConnell they try to formulate this thing in a way that would be -- palatable to both parties here is the vice president earlier.
Look at that disasters long I have to.
There are things -- -- Shouldn't predict how the sentence in a vote before they vote.
Don't make a lot of you surely can predict how the house.
Very very good and I think we'll get very good vote tonight but.
Happy new year.
And indeed his up prognostication.
Prove true they did have a very good vote in that the US senate -- now moves on to the House of Representatives which is in all likelihood expected.
To vote on the fiscal cliff bill a stop -- measure sometime tomorrow.
That and back to you.
WC tomorrow it's after midnight now we -- they were saying it was going to be around noon today are you talking about today excuse me I'm still thinking it was it's -- -- -- But how do you in his -- -- -- -- to protest strike that he WLA today later this afternoon thank you -- -- -- thank you so much.