Katie Grant, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) discussed the fiscal cliff on CNBC's "Squawk Box" this morning. Below are excerpts and a link to the video.
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“We still need to focus on not going over the cliff. Not going over the cliff is I think a priority for us. That's not good for the country, not good for the economy, not good for the confidence of the American people.”
“I've told John Boehner that the Leader [Nancy Pelosi] and I will work on getting sufficient number of Democrats to join with sufficient number of Republicans to pass a balanced, bipartisan agreement that the President will sign, the Senate will pass. You can't do it on a partisan basis. John Boehner showed that last night. And just walking away and saying, ‘now it's up to the President, and up to the Senate,’ is not a helpful stance. We all are in this together. America expects us not to go over this cliff, and to work together to avoid that, and we need to do that.”