WASHINGTON — House members voted 234 to 188 Thursday for a bill that would extend lower- and middle-income tax cuts and make permanent two school bond-related provisions that were adopted in 2001 but are set to expire this year.

The Middle Class Tax Relief Act, sponsored by House Ways and Means Committee chairman Sander Levin, D-Mich., now goes before the Senate, but sources do not hold out much hope for passage because Republicans want all of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts extended for all income levels. 

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