President Obama delivers a statement late Tuesday at the White House on the "fiscal cliff" deal.(Photo: Chris Kleponis, AFP/Getty Images)
The fiscal cliff deal is done, so President Obama is resuming his Hawaii vacation.
Obama boarded Air Force One about 30 minutes after White House remarks saluting Tuesday's House vote to avert a series of tax hikes and budget cuts known as the fiscal cliff.
"Happy New Year everybody,"' Obama told reporters.
The president is scheduled to land in Honolulu on Wednesday at 5:15 a.m. (10:15 a.m. eastern time).
Obama and his family began their traditional end-of-the-year vacation
on Dec. 21, but the president returned to the White House on Dec. 27 to
tend to the fiscal cliff debate. His family stayed back in Hawaii.
The president is scheduled to return to Washington over the weekend.