Congress Goes Down To The Wire On Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

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US Senator Charles Schumer uses a mobile phone outside a meeting of... Fotografia de notíciasAo Ar Livre,Capitol Hill,Charles Schumer,EUA,Economia,Finanças,Governo,Horizontal,Política,Precipício orçamental,Progresso,Reunião,Senado dos Estados Unidos,Tecnologia sem Fios,Telefone Móvel,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPUS Senator Charles Schumer uses a mobile phone outside a meeting of the Democrat Caucus on the progress on the impending fiscal cliff in 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)