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House may not vote on any fiscal cliff deal before January 1
December 31, 2012 / 9:19 PM / 5 years ago

House may not vote on any fiscal cliff deal before January 1

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives may not vote on any Senate-passed “fiscal cliff” deal until after Monday’s midnight EST deadline, a Republican leadership aide said.

The aide said any negative fallout from delaying a vote until Tuesday, New Year’s Day, would be minimal since financial markets would be closed.

The aide noted, “We still don’t have a bill from the Senate and we want members to read it before they vote on it.”

Reporting by Thomas Ferraro and David Lawder; Editing by Will Dunham

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