Among the Republicans voting for passage of the bill to avert the "Fiscal Cliff" was U.S. Rep. Thomas A. Marino, R-Cogan Station.
In a late-night email, Marino said, "Today I voted to keep tax rates low for hard-working, middle class families and family-owned small businesses. I am encouraged that both the House and Senate were able to come to an agreement and overcome the lack of leadership displayed by President Obama throughout this painful process. It is now time to turn our full attention to cutting spending and balancing the budget."
Also voting in favor was U.S. Rep. Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard. In the original Senate bill, both Bob Casey, D-Scranton, and Pat Toomey, R-Zionsville, voted in favor.