Lawmakers are weighing in on the policy and politics of legislation passed late Sunday night that avoided a major tax increase for Americans earning under $400,000 a year and families earning under $450,000.
On CNBC’s Squawk Box, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker said he made a difficult vote supporting the Senate bill as a “rite of passage” to shift the discussion to entitlement reform. On FOX News, House Oversight & Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa said that while he opposed the fiscal deal he still supported Speaker John Boehner, who allowed the regular process to occur.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers from New York and New Jersey voiced their frustration with Speaker Boehner’s decision to keep the $60 Billion Sandy Relief Bill passed by the Senate off the House Floor, pushing any legislative decision to the incoming Congress.
We’re also following the latest reports on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recovery from a blood clot in her skull at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Doctors are using blood thinners to dissolve the clot that reportedly did no neurological damage.