Senate passes controversial tax cut deal - CNN.com
Now maybe the senate can get on with other business.CNN 1:37 est
The Senate approved a controversial $858 billion tax cut package Wednesday, overwhelmingly voting to extend the Bush-era tax reductions despite a series of objections from both the left and the right.
The measure, which passed 81-19, now advances to the House of Representatives.
The House will take up the bill Thursday, according to Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland.