Skip to comments.Negotiations in DC: Obama Arrives, House Leaves
Posted on 12/27/2012 1:06:22 PM PST by Kaslin
President Obama cut his Hawaiian Christmas vacation short in order to come back to Washington, D.C. to, supposedly, hammer out a deal with Congress in order to address the looming fiscal cliff. There's only one problem: much of Congress won't be there.
The House of Representatives adjourned Thursday afternoon, only hours after President Obama touched down in Washington, D.C. While it was initially reported that they wouldn't be back until Monday, December 31 - the last day to totally avert the fiscal cliff - Jake Sherman discovered they'd be back in an emergency on Sunday.
House Republican leaders are bringing the House back into session on Sunday, lawmakers were told in a Thursday conference call.
Speaker John Boehners message to House Republicans is no different privately, than what hes saying publicly.
We are waiting on the Senate, the Ohio Republican told lawmakers on a call restricted to the 241 lawmakers in the House Republican Conference
The House will be back in session on Sunday night, gaveling into session at 6:30 pm - an odd evening session, but appropriate in light of the pressing issues facing the nation.
Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office has communicated that the House may be in session from Sunday through Wednesday - meaning they'll be in action through the New Year celebration. Here's hoping none of the members had big New Year's plans!
The new issue is Geither and the cap....like they didn't know it would happen this soon.
Mr. Obama....You still don't get it....You are not entitled to my money to support the other 47%.
“Oh please.....They’re going to extend all of the Bush tax cuts for one year”
Yes more than likely and significant spending cuts to be named at a later date plus raising the debt ceiling another $1 trillion. Its all good. :-)
No matter if I was a house, or a car, or an airplane or a train... if Ø entered me, I'd leave as well... indeed, if Ø tried to rest under me as a tree, I'd move the earth and tear my roots to get away.
But the house is coming back Sunday night? Why? For what reason? Boehner has already given up by saying he’d raise taxes on the rich (while the GOP campaigned on not raising any taxes).
Dollars to donuts...he came home for another reason.
Hey, the WH is quiet so he can play Secret Service Santa.
Seems I've heard that's what all the golf is about....
Fox News reported yesterday that the rats, who had been so against the Bush tax cuts are suddenly for it
It’s good that it’s all good.
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