“I’ve got to tell you, I’m disappointed in where we are and disappointed in what’s happened over the last several weeks,” he said. “But going over the fiscal cliff is serious business and I’m here seriously trying to resolve this and I hope the White House will get serious as well.”
Minutes after Boehner began his remarks, the Dow Jones industrial average fell 49 points, presumably because of the news that the talks have not made any progress.
Carney disputed the notion that progress has not been made, but said GOP leaders must agree to raise tax rates on wealthy, not just other revenues.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.