Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., pauses while speaking to the reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Washington, as the lame duck 112th Congress returned. (AP

 

              Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., pauses while speaking to the reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Washington, as the lame duck 112th Congress returned. (AP
Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., pauses while speaking to the reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, in Washington, as the lame duck 112th Congress returned. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)