'Not enough votes' to change US 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill

A US Democratic lawmaker has told the Reuters news agency that Republicans do not have enough votes to change the Senate 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill. The House Rules Committee will move forward on the Bill.


Obama hails US budget deal

Barack Obama has hailed a deal to avoid a "fiscal cliff" of stark tax hikes and spending cuts. The US House of Representatives backed the bill by 257 votes to 167.