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Concerns? CBC Meets on Fiscal Cliff Deal

Concerns? CBC Meets on Fiscal Cliff Deal

Many CBCers are still reading the details. Many say they will vote for it… But… Right now in the Capitol in H-137 the CBC is meeting on the fiscal deal pit together by Sen. Mitch McConnell and VP Joe Biden yesterday and passed by the Senate early this morning.

It’s already known that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is against the bill. Is he challenging Speaker Boehner on Thursday — the first day of the 113rd Congress? Who knows. The Rs will meet again in an hour.

Meanwhile the CBC is being briefed by their Budget chieftain Rep. Bobby Scott. There are concerns that the fiscal cliff bill makes the Bush tax cuts permanent with no pay for. Some members believe the lack of a payfor will eventually hurt social security.