WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said on Thursday he does not expect the basic framework of his tentative tax agreement with Republicans to change as it makes its way through Congress.
"My sense is that there are going to be discussions between both House and Senate leadership about all the final elements of the package -- keep in mind we didn't actually write a bill. we put forward a framework. I'm confident the framework is going to look like the one that we put forward," Obama said in an interview with NPR News.
He said he expected the agreement would eventually pass.
"Here's what I'm confident about, that nobody, Democrat or Republican, wants to see people's paychecks smaller on January 1st because Congress didn't act," Obama told NPR News in the interview, conducted on Thursday and due to air on Friday morning at 5 a.m. EST.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, editing by Cynthia Osterman)