Congress Tries To Reach Budget Agreement As Midnight Deadline Approaches

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A cyclist rides toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on... News PhotoAbundance,Budget,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Crisis,Cycling,Deadline,Debt,Fiscal Cliff,Government,Home Finances,Legislator,Man Made,Midnight,Night,North America,Politics,Recession,Riding,Struggle,Tax,The Americas,The Media,USA,Vertical,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergA cyclist rides toward the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. U.S. lawmakers hurtled toward a midnight deadline to avert hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases and spending cuts, struggling to extract the country from a fiscal trap they created. Photographer: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images