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Obama gathers Congress leaders as deadline looms

PRESIDENTIAL SUMMONS:As Monday’s budget deadline nears, the US president returned from vacation to try and hammer out a deal to stop the US slipping into recession


US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, who announced plans for tomorrow’s session, said the House may meet through Wednesday, the day before the next session of Congress will convene. The House held a brief pro-forma session on Thursday, although most members were not in Washington.

The House last convened on a Sunday on March 21, 2010, to vote on Obama’s healthcare legislation. The House has met on only 16 Sundays since World War II, according to records of the House clerk and historian’s offices.

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