POSTED: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 1:33pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 5:15pm
Austin, TX — The fiscal cliff bill has passed the U.S. House with the support of four Texas Republicans: U.S. Reps. Pete Sessions of Dallas, Kevin Brady of Conroe, Mac Thornberry of Wichita Falls and Lamar Smith of San Antonio. Rep. Ron Paul of Lake Jackson was the lone member of the Texas delegation who did not vote; all Texas Democrats in Congress voted for the measure.
In a statement, Sessions said he was "pleased to join my colleagues from both sides of the aisle to make critical parts of our tax code permanent for all North Texans."
"I strongly urge Senate Democrats and the President to engage with House Republicans to create responsible spending reforms now to get our nation on a path towards fiscal solvency," he added.
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