Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is weighing in on the impact of the fiscal cliff.
Congress now has 35 days left to hash out a plan to avoid a financial fallout. President Obama is preparing to meet congressional leaders for a second face-to-face meeting this week.
The divide over taxes is shaping up to be the biggest obstacle to replacing the tax hikes set to hit in January. Senator Sessions says he is concerned about how it will all play out.
"So I have objected to this idea that we're going to have some secret negotiations going on right now, in which I and 90+ percent of our members of Congress are not a part of and it's going to be plopped down right before Christmas Day and we're going to be demanded to vote for it," said Sessions.
A compromise could be within reach. Several Republicans say they are willing to break a long-standing pledge on taxes. This comes just before a meeting including members of Congress on both sides of the aisle set to take place this week. Democrats are suggesting they may also be willing to concede on several issues in exchange for more taxes.
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