Congress Tries To Reach Budget Agreement As Midnight Deadline Approaches

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Former presidential candidate and senator Rick Santorum, a Republican... News PhotoAbundance,Budget,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Crisis,Deadline,Debt,Fiscal Cliff,Former,Government,Home Finances,Horizontal,Legislator,Man Made,Midnight,Night,North America,Pennsylvania,Politics,Presidential Candidate,Recession,Republican Party,Rick Santorum,Senator,Struggle,Tax,The Americas,The Media,USA,United States Senate,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergFormer presidential candidate and senator Rick Santorum, a Republican from Pennsylvania, leads a tour of the U.S. Capitol outside the Senate chambers 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