James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/16/2010 09:14:33 PM PST
Voting until nearly midnight eastern time, the House of Representatives on Thursday approved a tax plan that keeps income tax rates in place, extends unemployment benefits and offers a temporary cut in payroll taxes.
Approved by a 277-148 vote, the plan will put money in the pockets of most American workers and give new tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. The plan was approved by the Senate on Tuesday and will now go to President Barack Obama for his signature.
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