December 27, 2012 / 8:05 PM / 5 years ago

U.S. House sets Sunday session as fiscal cliff deadline nears

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WASHINGTON, Dec 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will hold a work session on Sunday beginning at 6:30 p.m. EST (2330 GMT), a day before the Dec. 31 deadline for reaching a deal that would avert the "fiscal cliff."

A senior House Republican aide confirmed that House members were being called back to Washington. The House went on recess a week ago amid a deadlock on how to resolve ways to avoid $600 billion in potentially harmful tax increases and spending cuts.

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