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US fiscal deal faces House test

A US Senate-backed deal to stave off a "fiscal cliff" of drastic taxation and spending measures has passed to the House of Representatives.

President Barack Obama has urged the House to pass the bill "without delay".

However, after holding a meeting, House Republicans expressed serious concerns, saying the mood was to amend the Senate bill to add more spending cuts.

Mark Mardell reports.

  • 01 Jan 2013
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