President Obama and Congressional Republicans have agreed to a tentative framework for extending the so-called Bush tax cuts. That arrangement is likely to be the hot topic on the Hill Tuesday.
House Democrats plan to meet at 6:30 p.m. ET to discuss a way forward on the tax cut issue. Many progressives are itching for a fight on the matter and say that allowing the tax cuts for families making over $250,000 a year to continue would violate a campaign promise. In remarks Monday, the president attempted to dissuade legislators on both sides of the aisle from "wag(ing) symbolic battles" on the subject.
The House Republican Steering Committee, led by House Speaker-designate John Boehner, R-Ohio, gathers to determine who will head up several important committees in the next Congress. While most posts have been announced, there are still battles underway to determine who will head the Appropriations and Energy and Commerce Committees. The current Ranking Members, Jerry Lewis, R-Calif., and Joe Barton, R-Texas, both require term limits waivers in order to wield their committee's gavel in the 112th Congress.
The Senate spends much of its day in a rare live quorum to proceed to the impeachment of United States District Judge Thomas Porteous. He's accused of committing perjury by signing false financial disclosure forms under oath and soliciting gifts from attorneys appearing before him in court.
On a lighter note, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will flip the switch to illuminate the Capitol Christmas Tree at 5:19 p.m. ET.
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