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US Lawmakers Refocus on Debt Deal as Deadline Nears


US Lawmakers Refocus on Debt Deal as Deadline Nears
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U.S. lawmakers return to work this week focused on broad federal tax hikes and deep spending cuts that automatically take effect on January 1. VOA Senate correspondent Michael Bowman reports, signs of concrete progress did not emerge from initial consultations between the White House and congressional leaders in search of a deficit-reduction deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff”.

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