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December 03, 2012


Pelosi Threatens Vote on Tax Bill

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) threatened to bring about a House vote on a bill that would extend the Bush-era tax cuts for families making $250,000, but would allow the tax breaks to expire for those above the threshold, CNN reports.

"Under a 'discharge petition,' a bill can be brought to the floor without going through a committee or without approval of House leadership. The bill would need an absolute majority -- 218 votes -- to pass."












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