Obama: Senate Tax Vote ‘Proves Both Parties Can Work Together’
Washington — President Obama just spoke at the White House, where he praised the Senate’s cloture vote on the tax deal — and his ability to bring lawmakers together.
The vote, Obama said, “proves both parties can work together.” He noted that his agreement with Senate Republicans drew “strong bipartisan support.”
The deal, the president acknowledged, faces a rockier road in the House, where it could land later this week. Obama urged the House “to act quickly on this important matter” and said he is reaching out to House members to smooth the chamber-to-chamber transition.