House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. leaves a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

After a two-hour meeting in which House Republicans debated the "fiscal cliff" deal passed by the Senate, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) emerged and told reporters that he opposes the Senate's deal, likely killing chances for a fast House passage of the bill without changes.

Members said no decisions have been made about how to proceed. They were told leaders would discuss the input of rank-and-file members and gather the group again later Tuesday to discuss a plan to move forward.