US House may extend session to Jan. 2-Republican aide

WASHINGTON Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:27pm EST

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WASHINGTON Dec 27 (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the House of Representatives may keep the House in session from Sunday evening through Jan. 2, the final day of the current Congress, a senior House Republican aide said on Thursday.

The next Congress, elected in November with a slightly diminished Republican majority, will be convened for the first time on Jan. 3.