GOP Split on Next Moves on Fiscal Cliff

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


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.