Politics
2:12 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

As Final Hours Tick Away, Fiscal Deal Said To Be 'Very Close'

Originally published on Mon December 31, 2012 5:55 pm

As the hours ticked away before the end of the year, Congress still did not have a final package to vote on or even debate to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts. NPR's David Welna, reporting from the Capitol, talks with All Things Considered host Audie Cornish to help us understand what the next day or two may hold.