Obama Summons Congress Leaders as Budget Deadline Approaches


U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland,... News PhotoBudget,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Debt,Democratic Party - USA,Fiscal Cliff,Government,Grounds,Horizontal,Maryland - State,North America,Politics,Protest,Talking,The Americas,The Media,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergU.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland, speaks at a protest on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. President Barack Obama is set to propose a scaled-back package at a meeting with congressional leaders to avert tax and spending changes that could trigger a recession in 2013, a Democratic aide with knowledge of the talks said. Photographer: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images