House GOP to Spend NYE at Capitol

    Image #: 20640105    Lawmakers are at the U.S. Capitol Building on New Years Eve in an attempt to avert the looming "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and spending cuts, Washington, D.C., Monday, December 31, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) The Washington Times /Landov

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    House Republicans better hold off on the champagne, as they’ll be ringing in the new year at the Capitol Building. House Speaker John Boehner held a closed-door meeting with members this afternoon to brief them on the McConnell-Biden fiscal cliff deal and told them not to go far from Capitol grounds for the rest of the night. The House GOP is waiting on the Senate to finalize an agreement and has been told to “stick around and stay sober—semi-sober, anyhow,” said Texas Representative John Carter. As for the details of this potential deal, Representatives were given very few specifics.

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