U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, says the Senate deal on the fiscal cliff is far from perfect, but he will vote for it because it “protects a lot of people from tax increases” and “removes Obama’s narrative” that the GOP only seeks to protect the wealthy.
Womack, a second term Congressman representing Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District, is expected to preside over what is likely to be a more than two-hour debate Tuesday night (Jan. 1) on the U.S. House floor. A “straight” vote is expected to follow the debate, according to Womack.
The U.S. Senate approved Monday a fiscal cliff avoiding plan in an 89 to 8 vote, with U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and John Boozman, R-Ark., voting for the deal.