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Dems nearly lose House vote to adjourn over fight on tax cuts

Pat McMahon Contributor

House Democrats barely won a 210-209 vote to adjourn the House without extending the Bush tax cuts.

Thirty-nine House Democrats voted against adjournment after Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) urged opposition to the motion in a floor speech that said it would be irresponsible for Congress to leave without providing certainty on the tax issue.

“Vote no on this adjournment resolution. Give Congress a chance to vote on extending tax rates,” Boehner said.

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