Hanna Talks Fiscal Cliff

By Kelly McCarthy

December 31, 2012 Updated Dec 31, 2012 at 12:59 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The deadline to avoid the fiscal cliff is approaching fast.

Action News also reached out to Congressman Richard Hanna to get his thoughts on coming to a decision.

"I'm just one member out of over 435, and so my opinion is just that, my opinion, but I do believe they will come up with a compromise that will add some security to the markets and give some direction to the process," said Rep. Richard Hanna, (R) 24th District.

Hanna says he thinks some of the messy topics like sequestration should be put off, but he's confident that the Senate will come to an agreement on the portions related to tax hikes, unemployment and insurance coverage.

"I believe that they're more afraid of letting this deadline go by without doing anything than accepting a deal that's somewhat unpalatable to everyone," said Hanna.

Hanna is currently the representative for the 24th District and will take be representing the new 22nd district in January.

He will be making his way down to Washington Sunday morning just in time for Congress to meet for discussion at 6:30 pm.