Fiscal Cliff

Senate Republicans Willing to Drop Social Security Demands in Fiscal Cliff Deal

Senate minority leader open to not insisting on curbing the growth of cost-of-living icnreases


Senate Republicans say Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) is willing his drop his demand to curb the growth of Social Security cost-of-living increases.

The demand from McConnell had thrown a wrench into talks Sunday on a "fiscal cliff" deal, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) and other Democrats quickly balked at the request, which they said they could not accept.