Just before midnight Dec. 31, Congressional and White House negotiators reached an agreement to avoid going over the fiscal cliff. The bill, approved in a New Year’s Day vote in the House, neutralized middle class tax increases and spending cuts taking effect with the new year. The legislation will raise tax rates on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples.
Congressman Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, who represents Muskegon County, voted against the legislation.
Congressman Huizenga released the following statement after voting against the Senate’s fiscal cliff proposal: