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Cantor: 'We’re going to have the votes' for 'Plan B'

“We’re going to have the votes to pass both the permanent tax relief bill as well as the spending reduction act,” Cantor told reporters at a Capitol press conference, where he announced the House would also vote a separate package to replace automatic spending cuts due to take effect Jan. 1.

GOP leaders added the spending package to the docket in a bid to win Republican votes of members who complained that Boehner’s tax bill did not address sequestration, the $109 billion in across-the-board cuts to military and domestic spending that both parties have criticized.

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