$858 billion tax deal heads to House after Senate approval

The fate of an $858 billion tax compromise negotiated between President Barack Obama and Republicans is in the hands of the House after the Senate approved the measure in an 81-19 vote. House leaders were set to take up the measure immediately. The bill would extend Bush-era tax cuts for all incomes for two years, continue jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed for 13 months and cut payroll taxes for one year.

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