The U.S. House of Representatives approved a deal late Tuesday to ease portions of the so-called "fiscal cliff," according to the Huffington Post.
How did our local representatives in Congress vote? Rep. Ed Markey, D-Malden, who represents Stoneham, Rep. John Tierney, D-Salem, and Rep. Mike Capuano, D-Somerville, each supported the measure.
The compromise was approved by the Senate at 2 a.m. Tuesday, and despite talk of rejecting it, the House ultimately passed the bill by a vote of 257 to 167.
Sens. John Kerry, D-MA, and Scott Brown, R-MA, both supported the measure in the Senate.
"Just voted for the fiscal cliff bill," Brown said on his Facebook Page at 1:55 a.m on New Year's Day. "Not the full answer but a small step forward. A lot of work next session. Good luck."