Now that the Senate has voted 89-8 for a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff, the deal goes to the House of Representatives where it isn't clear whether the outgoing or incoming Congress will consider the package of tax increases and spending cuts.
Congressman-elect Eric Swalwell will be officially sworn in on Jan. 3 after having defeated 20-term Congressman Pete Stark in November.
In an earlier story, the 32-year-old Swalwell told Patch that he supported President Barack Obama's solution to the fiscal cliff conundrum. Do he would presumably vote for the compromise.
Do you agree? Should he? Or should he demand more cuts or hold out for higher taxes on the upper income?
And what other advice would you offer as Mr. Swallwell Goes To Washington?
Tell us in the comments section.