Reid: Senate likely coming back the day after Christmas

December 17, 2012

Drink your eggnog quickly.

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) warned Monday that the Senate is likely to be in session the day after Christmas as Congress and the White House work to avert the forthcoming “fiscal cliff.”“It appears at this stage – we’ll see if anything changes – but it appears we’re going to be coming back the day after Christmas,” Reid said on the Senate floor Monday afternoon as lawmakers returned to Washington.

During his remarks, Reid cited three must-dos to complete before Christmas: A deal to avert the fiscal cliff, the need to extend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and to pass the $60 billion supplemental spending request to provide federal aid to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut communities ravaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Ed O’Keefe is a congressional reporter with The Washington Post and covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
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