“If we can get a few House Republicans to agree as well I’ll sign this bill as soon as Congress sends it my way. I’ve got to repeat, I’ve got a pen.” — President Obama urging Congress to pass his tax plan before Christmas. (via CNN)
The House is in session this week and next week. Then they go on vacation. If the past is any guide, the GOP members will happily leave Washington regardless if a solution to the fiscal cliff is agreed to beforehand.