The US Capitol Dome is seen behind the entrance to the US House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 9, 2012.
Credits: REUTERS/LARRY DOWNING
The current "lame duck" congress returns to Capitol Hill Tuesday with its sights set on the looming fiscal crisis in the US.
President Barack Obama is pushing for higher taxes on the wealthy in addition to spending cuts, while Republicans are pushing for an expanded tax base.
Brigitte Pellerin has the details.