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House avoids fiscal cliff, splits NC delegation

The dean of North Carolina’s congressional delegation broke with many in his party in voting to approve a Senate compromise to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” [1]

Rep. Howard Coble [2] was among 85 House Republicans, and the only Republican in the state delegation, to OK the deal, which offsets middle class tax increases and delays defense and domestic spending cuts while raising tax rates on incomes over $400,000

Reps. Brad Miller [3]and Mike McIntyre [4] were among Democrats who voted to reject the compromise deal.

Here’s how the rest of North Carolina’s House delegation voted [5]:

Rep. G.K. Butterfield – 1st Districtcoblemiller [6]
Rep. David Price – 4th District
Rep. Howard Coble – 6th District
Rep. Larry Kissell – 8th District
Rep. Heath Shuler – 11th District
Rep. Mel Watt – 12th District

Rep. Renee Ellmers – 2nd District
Rep. Walter Jones – 3rd District
Rep. Virginia Foxx – 5th District
Rep. Mike McIntyre – 7th District
Rep. Sue Myrick – 9th District
Rep. Patrick McHenry – 10th District
Rep. Brad Miller – 13th District

Tuesday’s late-night decision was the last critical vote for Kissell, Shuler, Myrick, and Miller. The new 113th Congress will be sworn in Thursday, January 3rd.