Sen. David Vitter made the following statement after the passage of the fiscal cliff deal.
"This is a much better tax outcome under Obama than I would have guessed. It preserves the Bush tax cuts for 99% of Americans, with good policy on the death tax, dividends and capital gains, so important to small business. Just as importantly, it makes it all permanent, which we could never do before. But of course we still must pass real and dramatic spending reform. For me, that's a non-negotiable requirement of all budget or debt limit bills, due around March 1."