Pelosi Throws Cold Water On Tax Extenders Bill As Talks Run Down To The Wire

By Laura Barron-Lopez, Huffington Post Politics.

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) came out swinging Friday against a massive tax extenders package Congress is hoping to pass before departing for holiday break.

In the last week, Republicans and Democrats have gone back and forth over the tax package and a 1 trillion dollar omnibus spending bill. The spending bill needs to reach the president’s desk by the middle of next week to avoid a government shutdown. 

Lawmakers previously staved off a shutdown on Friday by passing a five-day continuing resolution, giving them more time to come to an agreement.