House to return to D.C. Sunday
December 27th, 2012
03:19 PM ET
2 years ago

House to return to D.C. Sunday

(CNN) - The U.S. House will return to Washington on Sunday, December 30 - one day before the first impact of the fiscal cliff would arrive - according to an aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

The House may be in session through Wednesday, January 2, the aide said.

The new 113th Congress will convene at noon on Thursday, January 3.


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  1. Candice

    Personally, I was hoping they would stay out until after new years!

    December 27, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  2. Name lynn

    okk back to the table again now after a good christmas dinner with eveyone families maybe they all can compromise about the taxes an have a bless new year

    December 27, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. plain&simple

    Where's all those complainers about Obama to complain about congress???Obama has returned from visiting family....he's back early ready to work,while the lazy slackers are still vacationing on the publics $$$??? Why would anyone elect to a government position a public servant who doesn't serve,yet collects a check. Republicans waste money more than any liberal I have ever known!!

    December 27, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. Wandering CPA

    I agree with you Candice! What I find really odd is that both the Republicans and the Democrats are united in wanting to cut the corporate tax rate while at the same time in all likelihood we are on a track to raise individual income tax rates. It seems to me that cutting any revenue source is short sighted given the spending and debt challenges we currently have. Further, I don't trust the voices that say if we cut the coporate rate businesses will invest and expand. That may be true, but it won't happen here. The investment and expansion will be in offshore locations.

    December 27, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    Pass fiscal cliff. GOP is bunch of thugs, acting like a cult. Raise tax on wealthy. Period. Minimum wage needs to be raised to 12 dollars per hour., ten states are doing the same on January 1st.

    December 27, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Enough with the shenanigans and do your dam jobs!!! It looks like these House republicans won't be satisfied until we get downgraded or the government gets shutdown. Listen House republicans, We, The People, will literally toss your butts out.

    December 27, 2012 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    So, Boehner releases House members on vacation and puts them on notice that they could be recalled within 48 hours. Sen. Reid has the Senate in session today, but the House is not. Pres. Obama and Spkr. Boehner speak yesterday and today. It is announced that the House will be in session 3 days from now. Hmm. I wonder whose idea it was that the House needs to be recalled early from their vacations.

    December 27, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  8. plain&simple

    Paying someone not to work...only in republican corporate America. And the right wingers complain about food stamps and welfare!!!! GET REAL....THI IS NOT HOW IT WORKS.

    December 27, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  9. marty

    The House members were voted into office to fulfill their obligations as specified by the solemn oath of office that they took with their hand on the Bible. They promised to work for the benefit of the American citizens.....not themselves, not their Party, but for all Americans. When they refuse to work, as they presently are doing, they should be impeached or removed from office by whatever legal means possible. This House of Representatives have been an embarrassment to this country.

    December 27, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  10. RR

    What a bunch of losers! I say – Hit the road jack and don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more. Good riddance.

    December 27, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. walleye46

    These political clowns never should have left DC. They hold the nations people in suspense over the Fiscal Cliff while they enjoy eggnog and mistletoe with their families. VOTE THEM ALL OUT IF THEY DON'T COME TO AN AGREEMENT THIS WEEK.

    December 27, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  12. Hammerer

    Why should thr Republicans compromise with Obama? The has so far threatened, ridiculed, and promised to embarrass the Republicans. The media has already painted them as the sole reason for the economic problems, so what do they have to gain.
    Let Obama live up to his billing as a god!
    All he has to do is wave his hand and make all of the problems disappear.

    December 27, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  13. Wake up People!

    Wow no one complaining about the lazy House still on vacation??? I guess the term lazy only pertains to those of us with permanent tans......

    December 27, 2012 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  14. Anonymous

    It would be great if CNN gave up on the hype and tried to report less conflicting stories not based on a he said / he said effort of creating a story where this is none. Today's ticker articles have been nothing but supposition all day long. Including the David Gregory article now in it's second edition.

    Whatever happens with the fiscal cliff happens. Encouraging us to gnash our teeth and stutter at one another serves no useful purpose. As evidenced by the hate and anger in the comments directed against one another. This phenomenon has gone on long enough in the media. And, yes, Virginia ... there are people who can't think critically. Many post comments daily on CNN. And other venues. They stil assume they are right when all efforts to convince them otherwise fail. These are the people who need real journalistic reporting. Most of whom are otherwise known as Tea Party fanatics.

    December 27, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  15. jkane sfl gop mascots the blubbering slobs allen west rover nitwitquest rick scott ,carl rove and donald dump ??????

    The gop traitor crook lobbyist rover nitwitquest needs to be arrested ,tried ,found guilty and hung for his crimes against the American people , subversion ,graft ,bribing public officials and any gop congressmen that signed his pledge and except his bribes,ops, campaign donations should join norquest on the gallows .this bum norquest is also a lobbyist for the nra ,he must be the most hated man in American who sells the gop votes to the highest bidder !!!

    December 27, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  16. angel

    If we are a nations under God,as we say we are,under God means God comes first,so the second Amendment is not sacred–God is sacred,and nothing is equal to God.The Bible warns about the worshiping of men,putting men first,in this case it would mean putting guns and men first,and not God first.And if you say guns can be added on after putting God first,the Bible says in Isaiah 2:4,God will Judge nations and men,and will beat swords to plowshares,and men will learn war no more,even a Militia falls under this.And God is here now in the person of the Holy Spirit,Jesus left him with us,and the Holy Spirit is as much God as the Father,and the Son.God will end all wars,and God doesn't end what is Holy,so wars are not Holy,and so are not of a Holy God,the God of the Holy Bible,the same Bible the politicians swear upon taking public office.

    December 27, 2012 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  17. don in albuquerque

    Hammerer-Did you take your meds today?

    December 27, 2012 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  18. Hammerer

    Don't do drugs– that is Obama's legion!
    I'm just a taxpayer that is fed up with paying the freight for the "less fortunate" in our society.

    December 27, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  19. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    We could have gotten a "Gang of Hoodlums" off the street a dime a dozen rather than pay this "Gang of Hoodlums" to dress up in their fancy suits and ties to wine and dine themselves while doing nothing.

    December 27, 2012 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  20. jk in MN

    Just to sit on their duffs and do nothing (as USUAL) or actually try to do something constructive? They'd be fired in a heart beat if they tried this crap in the regular business world.

    December 27, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  21. KJ

    I feel like I am watching that infamous scene from Thelma and Louise. What a boondoggle this has become. Obama wants to raise taxes on the rich but at the same time wants to raise spending – raise the debt ceiling. It's kind of like spending your way through life on a credit card and when you run out of credit you ask for a higher limit or get another card to feed your spending habit. At some point someone has to take that card and cut it or the alternative is bankruptcy. I'm not sure what kind of fiscal values Obama was raised with but you can't spend your way out of debt.

    December 27, 2012 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    "All he has to do is wave his hand and make all of the problems disappear."

    Way to go, Hammerer. From your keyboard to God's ears. You do believe in God, yes?

    December 27, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  23. Mitchell

    Do you really think the Tea Party Republicans are going to agree to anything? Time to face the facts we are on the way over the cliff and nothing can be done to prevent it. Time to stop all personal spending till we see how bad it's going to be.

    December 27, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  24. Facts don't Lie

    @ Hammerer

    you and folks like Rick McDaniel that posts tripe here daily is what is wrong with the GOP today. Your party will go the way of the dodo bird if they don't cahnge.

    December 27, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  25. ST

    When they do come, they should have it in their minds to do something otherwise there is no need of coming back. Time is not on their side. The clock is continuing to tick and the fiscal cliff smells in every citizens nose.

    December 27, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |