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Fri January 4, 2013
On Partisan Politics, Fiscal Cliff, Sandy Recovery
Sometime today, the US House of Representatives may vote on an aid package to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. That 9 billion dollar aid package is only about $51 billion smaller than the Senate bill that House speaker John Boehner walked away from without taking a vote.
Meanwhile, the congress has put a band aid on the tax issue that was taking us over the fiscal cliff. The deal will keep taxes from going up for most Americans - but kicks down the road spending cuts.
And this is all happening as a new congress takes over. We’ll hear from the newest Senator Chris Murphy - Congressman Jim Himes, reporter Anna Sale and our favorite analyst Bill Curry.