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House GOP resistance puts fiscal cliff deal in doubt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate-approved compromise to avert the ‘‘fiscal cliff’’ ran headlong into opposition from the No. 2 House Republican and other GOP lawmakers Tuesday, raising questions about how — and in what form — Congress might be able to give final approval to the measure.

‘‘I do not support the bill,’’ House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., told reporters after Republicans held a lengthy closed-door meeting to gauge support for the compromise. Participants in the extraordinary New Year’s Day meeting said there was widespread criticism that the bill did not contain enough spending cuts.

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