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Kohl, Johnson support Senate fiscal cliff deal

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Wisconsin's two U.S. senators both voted for a compromise bill meant to avert the fiscal cliff of across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that both Democrat Herb Kohl and Republican Ron Johnson backed the measure, which passed the Senate by 89-8 after midnight on New Year's Day. The vote was after the midnight fiscal cliff deadline, and the bill's prospects in the Republican-led House were unclear later in the day.

Johnson says he wanted to extend tax cuts for all Americans but that he believed 99% of Wisconsin residents would not see a tax increase under the bill.

Kohl's vote may be his last as a senator as his term ends in days. He did not release a statement.

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