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'Fiscal cliff' deal to block pay hike for Congress

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to prevent the government from going over the so-called fiscal cliff will also block a $900 automatic pay hike for members of Congress. It's one more reason for lawmakers to vote for the measure extending Bush-era tax cuts on individual income up to $450,000 while increasing rates for earnings above that threshold. Under a 1989 law, lawmakers are supposed to...

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