Looks like this crap sandwich is about to become law.
The House will vote Tuesday night on the Senate-passed bill to avert the fiscal cliff, likely paving the way for the deal to become law, as President Barack Obama has said he will sign it.
If the House acts as expected — with House Democrats expected to help push the Senate-brokered deal over the finish line — it would mark the end of a roller-coaster last few days on Capitol Hill and month of high drama in Washington.
The decision to move ahead with the Senate bill — which allows tax rates to jump to 39.6 percent on income over $450,000 — came after House Republicans internally rejected a plan to tack on a package of spending cuts to the Senate measure, which passed early Tuesday morning.
The Senate bill will now likely pass the House after being allowed an up-or-down vote and end the immediate crisis.