House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, to call on House Speaker John A. Boehner to bring the House back into session immediately to work on a "fiscal cliff" deal. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer holds a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, to call on House Speaker John A. Boehner to bring the House back into session immediately to work on a "fiscal cliff" deal. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)