U.S. Senator Boxer addresses the Senate during an unusual session on Capitol Hill in Washington

 
U.S. Senator Boxer addresses the Senate during an unusual session on Capitol Hill in Washington
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is shown in this C-Span video footage as she addresses the Senate during an unusual session on Capitol Hill in Washington, December 30, 2012. Hopes rose on Sunday that lawmakers could reach at least a limited deal to prevent the still-recovering economy from tumbling off a "fiscal cliff" at the New Year, sending the country into another recession. REUTERS/C-SPAN/Handout