Speaker John Boehner is confident that “Plan B,” his fiscal-cliff plan, will pass the House, and that its passage will pressure the Senate to bring it to the floor.
“I’m not convinced at all that when it passes, it’ll die in the Senate,” Boehner told reporters. “I did my part, they’ve done nothing.”
“They will have to act,” he added. “If they refuse to act, they will be responsible for the largest tax hike in American history.”
Should the plan pass, House aides expect the lower chamber to adjourn.