Legislative Alerts


Summary of Fiscal Cliff Deal and Impact on Public Health

Jan. 1, 2013

In the wee hours of the morning on January 1, 2013, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that averts the "fiscal cliff" by a vote of 89-8. The U.S. House of Representatives passed an identical bill late that evening by a vote of 257-167. The bill, "The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012," has now been sent to the president's desk for his expected signature. You can read ASTHO’s summary, and find links to the voting records of the House and Senate, the text of the legislation, and summaries from the Congressional Budget Office and White House here.