Vice President Joseph R. Biden arrives for a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, to discuss the fiscal cliff bill passed by the Senate last night that's waiting for a vote in the Republican-controlled House. At left is Rep. Xavier Becerra, California Democrat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

Vice President Joseph R. Biden arrives for a closed-door meeting with House Democrats, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, to discuss the fiscal cliff bill passed by the Senate last night that's waiting for a vote in the Republican-controlled House. At left is Rep. Xavier Becerra, California Democrat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)