WASHINGTON Jan 1 The U.S. Senate formally
adjourned for the evening on Tuesday, which could further
complicate the fate of a Senate-passed bill to avert $600
billion in tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal
Democratic Majority leader Harry Reid adjourned the Senate,
which hours before passed legislation raising taxes on incomes
above $400,000 and other changes to prevent the country from the
effects of tumbling over the cliff.
House Republicans were meeting on Tuesday to decide whether
to act on the bill. They are threatening to send the bill back
to the Senate with requested changes.