Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Democrats may have reached a deal this afternoon to avoid sequestration (the "fiscal cliff") but the House of Boehner has no plans to vote on it tonight.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber will vote Monday evening on other bills. They say that will be their only votes of the day.
President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Monday they are near a deal to avoid wide-ranging tax increases and spending cuts — the fiscal cliff — that take effect with the new year.
The House will be in session this evening, but they will be discussing whether or not they should pass a relief funding bill for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Passage of even that is in question.