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Fiscal Cliff: How Illinois Legislators Voted

Four Republicans voted against the Senate bill.

With the clock ticking, Congress voted 257-167 to pass a Senate bill to stop the country from going over the so-called "fiscal cliff."

On Tuesday, members of the House of Representatives from Illinois voted 14-4 in favor of the bill.

For Republican Judy Biggert, who was defeated in November by Bill Foster in November, her vote in favor of the bill was her last as a member of the House of Representatives.

Adam Kinzinger, R-Manteno, joined Biggert in voting yes, along with Dan Lipinski, D-Western Springs.

Four House Republicans from Illinois voted no: Randy Hultgren (Winfield), Peter Roskam (Wheaton), Bobby Schilling (Colona) and Joe Walsh (McHenry).

In the Senate, Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, voted to pass the measure. Mark Kirk, R-Highland Park, did not vote — he returned to the Senate on Thursday, a year after suffering a stroke.

Click here to read the full list of Illinois legislators' votes. For the entire roll call, click here.

Tony January 06, 2013 at 05:13 PM
I really don't see what is the big fuss about the fiscal cliff. The 660 billion that the tax increases were supposed to generate over the next ten years has already been used for the defense budget for one year.And as far as the upcoming budget talks begin the republicans are not going to do anything until all the tax shelters stay in place for their wealthy supporters and they get to reduce Social Security and Medicare for all the retired people.

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