Benishek in Majority Vote to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

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Benishek votes with Democrats on fiscal cliff legislationMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek joined the vast majority of Michigan’s U.S. Representatives who voted in favor of the deal worked out in Washington, D.C. to avoid the fiscal cliff.

The Iron River Republican and fellow Republicans Dave Camp, Fred Upton, Mike Rogers and Candice Miller joined all of Michigan’s Democrats in approving the bill. Only conservative Republicans Tim Walberg, Justin Amash and Bill Huizenga voted against it.

The deal makes the Bush-era tax cuts permanent for everyone making under 450-thousand dollars a year and also extends the 2008 Farm Bill, which prevents milk prices from doubling as farm subsidies were to be rolled back to 1949 levels.

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