Washington (CNN) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday he opposes the Senate version of the fiscal cliff bill, as the hours wind down for the House to vote on a deal that would avert a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts.
"I do not support the bill," Cantor told reporters while leaving a House GOP meeting.
After the Senate passed the legislation in the early hours of the morning with 89 senators in favor of the deal, the ball is now in the House's court to act.
Cantor said no decisions have been made on the bill and leaders are looking for the best path forward.
House Speaker John Boehner and House GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy both declined to answer questions as they emerged from the meeting.
Spokesmen for Boehner and Cantor said in identical statements that the speaker and the leader "laid out options to the members and listened to feedback" in the meeting.
"The lack of spending cuts in the Senate bill was a universal concern amongst members in today’s meeting. Conversations with members will continue throughout the afternoon on the path forward," the statements read.
Meanwhile, several members said they were unsure whether the House would vote Tuesday.