Wednesday, January 2, 2013

First Slice 1/2/13: Fiscal cliff bill passes without support from Georgia's GOP representatives

Posted By on Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Sen. Saxby Chambliss votes for fiscal cliff bill

Congress finally voted in favor of a fiscal cliff bill last night, which President Barack Obama said he will sign into law. Both Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson supported the fiscal legislation. The same, however, can't be said for the state's Republican congressmen or Rep. John Barrow, D-Augusta.

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