Tensions are high in Washington as the January 1st fiscal cliff deadline nears.Politicians on both sides of the aisle have publicly shared willingness to compromise, but no deal is yet in sight.
A senior Democratic aide told CNN that talks haven't been productive, but they're still in the early stages, while GOP aides are only saying that talks are continuing. The White House said yesterday that the president is reaching out to leaders on both side of the aisle to touch base.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a Democrat from California. She joins Deborah Feyerick on Early Start this morning to weigh in on the progress.
Rep. Waters is also the Chief Deputy Minority Whip and serves on the Financial Services and Judiciary Committees.