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MO Lawmakers Vote on Cliff

A difficult choice for conservative Missouri legislators… vote for a measure that includes tax hikes for wealthy Americans, or let the country go over the fiscal cliff? Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, who represents Columbia and other parts of Mid-Missouri, voted against the bill, saying it didn’t address the core problem of excess government spending.

Representatives Blaine Luetkemeyer and Jo Ann Emerson were the only Republican House members to vote for the fiscal cliff fix. Luetkemeyer said “while the legislation is far from perfect, it provides permanent tax relief for 99 percent of taxpayers.”

The U.S. House passed the measure 257-167.

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