Washington, DC (WIBX) - Congressman Richard Hanna has issued a statement regarding the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington.

Hanna says as he has long said, compromise is not treason.

He says now is the time to come together on reasonable action to reduce the deficit, while protecting the middle class and giving certainty to the economy.

Hanna says he's hopeful that Senate leaders will reach an agreement that can be reviewed and considered quickly in the House.