Fiscal Cliff

GOP Split on Next Moves on Fiscal Cliff

Senators want quick deal while House members want to demand tax code and entitlement changes

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Senate and House Republicans are headed in different directions on addressing the fiscal cliff.

Some GOP senators want to strike a quick deal this year, while House conservatives prefer holding out for major structural changes to the tax code and entitlements that would be enacted in 2013.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who has drafted legislation to deal with the fiscal cliff, noted that the White House and Congress have been debating taxes and entitlement reform for the last couple of years.