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.