US House Republicans to meet to mull Senate-passed fiscal cliff deal

Reuters Middle East

WASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Republican members of the U.S.

House of Representatives will meet at 1 p.m. ET/1400 GMT Tuesday

to discuss "a path forward" after Senate passage of a bipartisan

"fiscal cliff" bill, a senior aide said.

The meeting could help Republicans leaders decide when to

begin consideration of the White House-backed measure. A vote

could come as soon as later in the day.