Paul Ryan weighs in on the approach of the debt-ceiling debate.
"We Republicans need to be willing to tolerate a temporary, partial government shutdown," Toomey said. "We absolutely have to have this fight over the debt limit."
Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio), a longtime ally of House Speaker John Boehner, told CBS Wednesday morning that his party got "whooped" in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations.
Grover Norquist, the Americans for Tax Reform president and anti-tax activist who has become a key figure in the ongoing negotiations on the fiscal cliff, took to Twitter as the House was voting Tuesday night to give his blessing to the deal: The Bush tax cuts lapsed at midnight last night. Every R voting for […]
The U.S. House has voted 257 to 167 to approve a bill allowing taxes to rise on the wealthy, extending unemployment benefits for millions and delaying deep automatic spending cuts in federal spending for two months, ending the long national drama over the fiscal cliff.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said he plans to vote for the bill, but did so in a slightly tepid fashion.
Pelosi praised Vice President Biden for drafting the legislation with Republican and Democratic Senate leaders.
Republicans are trying to cast the measure as a win for their party and American taxpayers.
”Rep. Sander Levin (D-Mich.), ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee, said the bill “breaks the iron barrier that for far too long has prevented additional tax revenues from the very wealthy.
As House lawmakers debate the rules of debate for final passage of the fiscal cliff bill, members of both parties have acknowledge that Tuesday evening's proceedings are the swan song of Dreier's 32-year congressional career.