Congress Goes Down To The Wire On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

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US Senator Debbie Stabenow talks to reporters on the impending fiscal... News PhotoCapitol Hill,Corridor,Debbie Stabenow,Economy,Finance,Fiscal Cliff,Government,Horizontal,Journalist,Outdoors,Politics,Talking,USA,United States Senate,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS Senator Debbie Stabenow talks to reporters on the impending fiscal cliff in the hallways of the US Senate at Capitol Hill in Washington late on December 31, 2012. Coming together in the early hours of 2013, the US Senate overwhelmingly passed a last-gasp bill on January 1, 2013 to avert huge tax increases and draconian spending cuts making up the so-called 'fiscal cliff.' AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)