No House of Representatives vote Thursday on the Republican plan to continue Bush-era tax rates for all but the wealthy.
Republicans didn't have the votes.
Here's the statement from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio:
"The House did not take up the tax measure today because it did not have sufficient support from our members to pass. Now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff. The House has already passed legislation to stop all of the January 1 tax rate increases and replace the sequester with responsible spending cuts that will begin to address our nation's crippling debt. The Senate must now act."