Only six days remain now until the U.S. falls over the fiscal cliff. Even with time dwindling, President Obama and our lawmakers in Congress went off for Christmas vacation. The president will leave Hawaii very late tonight to come back to D.C. For an update on the House and Senate, “Early Start” hears from Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, a Republican from New York and a member of the Financial Services Committee.
Rep. Hayworth discusses the hopes of reaching a compromise within the Republican party with so little time left to work out a deal. "The common link that we all have is that we wanna see 23 million unemployed or under-employed Americans go back to work," she says. "And the only way to do that is to provide relief for our employers, small ones, big ones."
Rep. Hayworth says the onus is now on the Senate, which returns to work tomorrow. “We have to wait on the Senate at this point,” she says, “and that’s our challenge.”