Congressman not optimisitic about chances of a deal on Monday to avoid fiscal cliff.
Even if the U.S. Senate approves a bill on Monday to avoid the fiscal cliff, Representative James Lankford said the House might not have enough time to review it.
"If they send over a bill that's two-thousand pages, we're not going to get it done in a day," Lankford told KTOK. "There's no way to do the actual research to be able to go through and determine what all is in this bill. If they send over something short and concise, then we can quickly go through it and evaluate it."
Lankford said he's not optimistic an agreement will be reached on Monday to avoid the fiscal cliff.
He also said he's shocked to hear President Obama's issued an executive order putting an end to the pay freeze for federal workers, and giving some federal workers raises.
"When I read it on the White House website, I was quite surprised by that. The president is not the CEO of the nation that he can walk around giving bonuses," Lankford said.
Lankford was a guest Sunday night on KTOK's Gwin-Faulconer-Lippert Show.