Congress Tries To Reach Budget Agreement As Midnight Deadline Approaches

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Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, a Republican from Arizona, takes an... News PhotoAbundance,Arizona,Basement,Budget,Capitol Building - Washington DC,Crisis,Deadline,Debt,Fiscal Cliff,Government,Home Finances,Horizontal,Jon Kyl,Legislator,Man Made,Midnight,Night,North America,Politics,Recession,Republican Party,Senate,Soup,Struggle,Take Away Food,Tax,The Americas,The Media,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergSenate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, a Republican from Arizona, takes an order of soup from the basement Senate Carry Out at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. U.S. lawmakers hurtled toward a midnight deadline to avert hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases and spending cuts, struggling to extract the country from a fiscal trap they created. Photographer: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images