U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid speaks to reporters in the Capitol in Washington

 
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Reid speaks to reporters in the Capitol in Washington
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to reporters in the Capitol in Washington December 13, 2012. Congressional leaders and the Obama administration are attempting to negotiate a deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" and work toward a deficit reduction package in the next session of Congress that begins in January. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque