(CNBC) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday Democrats aren't going to make an offer on spending cuts for Republicans and that it will be hard to reach a "fiscal cliff" deal before Christmas.
"Until we hear something from Republicans, there's nothing to draft," Reid told reporters in the Capitol, referring to writing legislation to implement a deal.
"It's going to be extremely difficult to get it done before Christmas."
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The Nevada Democrat made his comments after House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama of dragging his feet in "fiscal cliff" negotiations.