On Partisan Politics, Fiscal Cliff, Sandy Recovery

Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes weigh in

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On Partisan Politics, Fiscal Cliff, Sandy Recovery
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On Partisan Politics, Fiscal Cliff, Sandy Recovery

Sometime today, the US House of Representatives may vote on an aid package to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.  That 9 billion dollar aid package is only about $51 billion smaller than the Senate bill that House speaker John Boehner walked away from without taking a vote.

Meanwhile, the congress has put a band aid on the tax issue that was taking us over the fiscal cliff.  The deal will keep taxes from going up for most Americans - but kicks down the road spending cuts.

And this is all happening as a new congress takes over. We’ll hear from the newest Senator Chris Murphy - Congressman Jim Himes, reporter Anna Sale and our favorite analyst Bill Curry.