Cicilline urges fiscal cliff resolution
December 31, 2012
As Senate leaders negotiate a possible end to the fiscal cliff crisis, at least one member of the House says, good, the Senate should pass the measure. “It will create tremendous pressure on the House Republicans that I hope will enable Speaker Boehner to bring members of his caucus along and win a majority of the chamber,” Representative David Cicilline told the WPRO Morning News With Tara Granahan and Andrew Gobeil.
Cicilline, citing a Rhode Island economy that is just beginning to show signs of a turnaround, said the last minute negotiations are necessary. “What we can’t do is not take action that will protect a fragile economy.”
The final-hours discussions to come to resolution are necessary, he said, but should never have taken so long. “I think that we’re here on the last day without a deal in place is an embarrassment for our country, for the congress,” he told Gobeil. “We got elected to solve these problems and this should never have been the case.”
Andrew Gobeil | WPRO