December 21, 2012 / 12:40 AM / 5 years ago

US House recesses; uncertain if Republicans can pass Boehner tax plan

WASHINGTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives abruptly recessed on Thursday amid uncertainty if Republicans had the votes needed to pass a “fiscal cliff” tax plan offered by Speaker John Boehner.

Boehner and fellow Republicans huddled in his office. The bill would renew tax breaks for all but only about 1 percent of Americans. Some conservative oppose the measure, saying all should be protected against tax hikes.

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