Congress Fiscal Cliff

Hours from ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Washington Still Awaits Deal
December 31st, 2012

The U.S. Congress comes back on Monday without a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” and only a few hours of actual legislative time scheduled in which to act if an agreement materializes.

President Obama: ‘Modestly Optimistic’ Fiscal Cliff Deal Can be Reached
December 28th, 2012

President Barack Obama held out hope for a last-minute agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of tax increases and spending cuts after a meeting with congressional leaders, scolding Congress for leaving the problem unresolved until the eleventh hour.

Fiscal Cliff Talks: President Obama to Meet with Congressional Leaders Friday
December 27th, 2012

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are to meet on Friday for the first time since November to reach an agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff.

The White House Urges Republicans Not to block ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal
December 26th, 2012

The White House on Wednesday urged congressional Republicans not to stand in the way of a resolution in the U.S. Congress.

Fiscal Cliff Talks: ‘Plan B’ Vote Postponed in House in Major Setback for Boehner
December 20th, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) tried to ram a “fallback” plan through the House on Thursday – a relatively tiny tax increase on millionaires and billionaires – and failed.

Elections 2012: Romney Hits Obama on Looming ‘Fiscal Cliff’
September 16th, 2012

Mitt Romney accused Barack Obama on Saturday of standing by while a looming budgetary calamity unfolds in Washington.