NC Reps. React To 'Fiscal Cliff' Developments

6:51 PM, Dec 31, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON -- House Republicans warned members in a letter Monday that the House would not be able to vote on a deal to keep America from falling off the "fiscal cliff" before midnight.

WFMY News 2 reached out to North Carolina's senators and representatives to find out what's happening on Capitol Hill.

In an interview with News 2's Frank Mickens, Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) said, while going over the cliff is scary, more work needs to be done to reach an effective deal.

"We're still standing at the brink of the fiscal cliff," said Coble. "I'm not wild about going over that cliff. But, I think we have two problems that continue to plague us: excessive, reckless spending and the question on taxation. We need to address both."

Tanya Rivera interviewed Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC) on the issue. Miller says today's developments are discomforting to him, as well.

"It's a mess," said Miller. "And, anyone who is looking at this and thinking, 'I wonder if it's that much of a mess close up,' believe me, it's that much of a mess close up. It may be a bigger mess close up than at a distance."

Stay with News 2 and for more on this story.

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