Top Republican lawmaker John Boehner will hold a press
conference at 2:15 p.m. (1915 GMT) on Wednesday, a congressional
aide said, where he is expected to respond to White House calls
to move quickly to resolve the year-end fiscal cliff of spending
cuts and tax hikes.
Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, is pushing
a bill that would extend low tax rates except on income of $1
million and above.