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Rep. Van Hollen (D-MD) Discusses 'Fiscal Cliff' Negotiations

Washington, DC
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

House Budget Committee Ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen spoke Wednesday on latest so-called “fiscal-cliff” negotiations and the economy. In his remarks, Congressman Van Hollen said he was concerned that Speaker Boehner might be stalling on fiscal cliff negotiations until he is re-elected to his leadership post next year.

This week, House Speaker John Boehner and the White House have traded a second round of proposals addressing the fiscal cliff. This event, hosted by the Christian Science Monitor comes within three weeks before the Bush-era tax cuts are set to expire for most Americans, and mandatory domestic and defense spending cuts take effect – unless Congress and the White House come to an agreement.  

Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 12:06pm (ET)

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