Associated Press, Published January 01 2013
Hoeven, Conrad, Franken, Klobuchar support fiscal cliff dealMINNEAPOLIS — North Dakota's and Minnesota's two U.S. senators voted for a compromise bill meant to avert the fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts.
Minnesota Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken both backed the measure, which passed the Senate after midnight on New Year's Day. The vote was after the midnight fiscal cliff deadline, and the bill now awaits a House vote that may come later today.
North Dakota's senators, Republican John Hoeven and Democrat Kent Conrad, also voted to pass the bill.