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Congressman Todd Rokita on fiscal cliff

U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Todd Rokita says he’s ready to work with members of both parties on balancing the federal budget and reducing the national debt.

The 4th District Republican, who was reelected Tuesday with 62% of the vote, says he is willing to compromise, but only if it solves the country’s problems.

Rokita says if revenue must be raised, he wants to eliminate tax credits, deductions and loopholes. He also says that should be coupled with a decrease in spending.

Rokita does not think a permanent solution to avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff will happen this year. He says it will take a bipartisan approach in Congress to get real reform. And he wants  President Obama to provide specific details of his plan.

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