WASHINGTON — Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans Monday said it will be "difficult to feel confident" Congress and the president can avoid a repeat in January of the just-resolved fiscal fight, making a December taper decision "pretty tough."

"It's very difficult to feel confident in December given that we're going to repeat at least part of what just took place in Washington," he said in an interview with CNBC. "So December will be pretty tough, and we could in fact get more restrictiveness."

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