Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur blames Republican members of the House of Representatives in the Congress' failure to reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff before the Christmas break. "Put your personal beliefs aside because the country made a decision and it is time to govern responsibly," Rep. Kaptur said. When lawmakers return to Washington later this week they will have just a few days to reach a deal to extend tax cuts passed during the George W. Bush administration that are set to expire. "If something doesn't happen very soon the average middle class family will see their taxes raised by $2200," Rep. Kaptur said.
The new Congress will be sworn in on January 3.