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How did Oregon delegation vote on the fiscal cliff?

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 257-167 to send President Obama legislation to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff and big income tax hikes on most Americans. 

The legislation will also prevent across-the-board automatic cuts to domestic and defense programs.

Most Republicans voted against the bill, in part because it lacked significant cuts to entitlement programs such as Medicare. Meanwhile, the majority of Democrats voted for the legislation, which raises taxes on families with incomes of $450,000 or more.

However, Oregon representatives bucked the trend.

The majority of Oregon House Democrats (and the majority of the delegation) voted against the fiscal cliff legislation:

  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer - NO
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader - NO
  • Rep. Peter DeFazio - NO
  • Rep. Greg Walden - YES
  • Rep. Suzanne Bonamici - YES

Blumenauer tweeted "a poor stop gap plan is worse than the "cliff", which would force the tax and program reform America needs."

Meanwhile, Schrader tweeted the deal "neither tackles the largest drivers of our deficits, nor says we will do so in the future."

Washington's four Republican House members voted for the bill, including Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler from Southwest Washington.

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