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Seven of Ohio's Eighteen House Members Opposed Fiscal Cliff Agreement

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Seven of Ohio's eighteen members of Congress voted against the bill signed by President Obama to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. ideastream's Bill Rice reports.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Seven of Ohio's eighteen members of Congress voted against the bill signed by President Obama to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. ideastream's Bill Rice reports.

All seven Ohio Representatives who opposed the bill are Republicans. They say it doesn't do anything to address what conservatives believe is out of control entitlement spending.

In a written statement, Congressman Jim Renacci of Wadsworth said the bill spends too much, taxes too much, and cuts far too little.

Renacci is the only opponent of the Bill from Northern Ohio - the other six represent districts in the southern and central parts of the state.

Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators and all of its Democratic House members supported the bill. Republican House members who backed it include Speaker John Boehner of West Chester, Steve LaTourette of Bainbridge Township, and Bob Latta of Bowling Green.

The group Americans for Limited government has suggested it may encourage primary challenges to still-sitting Republicans who voted for the bill, which raises income taxes on the nation's wealthiest Americans.

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