Given the powerful response from House Democrats to Vice President Biden telling them to take it or leave it on the tax cut compromise, the White House had this reaction: 

"The House and Senate are working through the normal process of bringing a bill forward and we are confident that the major components of the tax framework that we fought for will remain in the final package brought to the floor and ultimately passed by Congress."

-JEN PSAKI, WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON

Mike Emanuel currently serves as chief congressional correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined FNC in 1997 as a Los Angeles-based correspondent.