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GA Republicans Vote Against Fiscal Cliff Deal

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's Republicans in the U.S. House voted against a last-minute deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" after the state's two senators voted for it.
All eight of Georgia's Republicans voted against the bill in the House late Tuesday.

They broke with the state's GOP senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, who had voted for it just after the new year began.

Among Democrats, John Barrow of Augusta voted no. Sanford Bishop of Albany; David Scott of Atlanta; and Hank Johnson of DeKalb County voted yes.

Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Atlanta did not vote, as he returned home after his wife died Monday.

The last-minute deal in Congress to avoid the "fiscal cliff" sent world stocks climbing Wednesday.


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