Focus of "fiscal cliff" debate shifts to U.S. Senate

12/24/2012 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The · Reuters

Efforts in the U.S. Senate to avert the "fiscal cliff" are getting attention after the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives failed to garner enough votes to pass their own proposal. Some Senate Republicans support President Barack Obama's proposal for at least a partial budget deal before January. The Senate is expected to vote on legislation this week if Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, can assure Democratic leaders a bill won't be filibustered.

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