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January 2, 2013 4:34 am

Eric Cantor Leads Opposition to Fiscal Cliff Legislation

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Photo: Amanda Bossard.

Politico – The Republican House leadership split its vote late Tuesday night on the fiscal cliff deal that received bipartisan support in both chambers before heading to the president.

Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) voted in favor of the measure.  But Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.) voted against the legislation, as did Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (Ill.). House Budget Committee Chairman and 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan voted in favor of the deal.

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