Congress Tries To Reach Budget Agreement As Midnight Deadline Approaches

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky,... News PhotoAbundance,Budget,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Crisis,Deadline,Debt,Fiscal Cliff,Government,Home Finances,Kentucky,Legislator,Man Made,Midnight,Mitch McConnell,Night,North America,Politics,Recession,Republican Party,Struggle,Tax,The Americas,The Media,USA,United States Senate,Vertical,Walking,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, walks to the floor of the Senate at 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