By Peter Schroeder - 12/26/12 07:15 PM EST
House Republican leaders are meeting Wednesday via a conference call as both parties continue to strategize over the "fiscal cliff."
A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) confirmed Wednesday that GOP leaders were chatting via phone, describing such calls as "routine."
Meanwhile, there is little evident action from policymakers following the Christmas holiday.
The Senate is scheduled to return to Washington on Thursday, and President Obama is set to arrive back in the nation's capital that morning, with just a few days left before tax and spending policies take effect in January. Meanwhile, House lawmakers have yet to receive the traditional 48-hour notice that they are needed back in Washington.
"We will take a look at whatever Senate Democrats produce," said a Boehner spokesman.