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Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.)

PHOENIX -- Arizona Congressman David Schweikert said the nation avoided the fiscal cliff but is still heading for dangerous territory.

The United States House approved the Senate package that stops huge middle-class tax hikes and across the board spending cuts from taking effect.

Schweikert, a Republican, opposed the package because he said it will only add more debt load onto the nation.

"We had a president who kept demanding a balanced approach. His own deficit commission said for every dollar in revenue we should have three dollars in spending cuts," Schweikert said late Tuesday night.

"Guess what his balanced approach does? Spends more money. We're going to run another trillion-dollar deficit this year. Are the Democrats and the president going to tell the truth on what they're willing to do to reduce those crushing numbers?"

Arizona Republicans Jeff Flake, Trent Franks, Paul Gosar and Ben Quayle also voted no on the fiscal-cliff package. Arizona Democratic Congressmen Raul Grijalva, Ron Barber and Ed Pastor voted in support of the package.

Jim Cross, Reporter

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