Late on New Year's Day, Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks past reporters after a closed-door meeting meeting of House Republicans as the "fiscal cliff" bill passed by the Senate last night waits for a vote in the GOP-controlled House, at the Capitol, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

Late on New Year's Day, Speaker of the House John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, walks past reporters after a closed-door meeting meeting of House Republicans as the "fiscal cliff" bill passed by the Senate last night waits for a vote in the GOP-controlled House, at the Capitol, Jan. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)