By Daniel Strauss - 12/30/12 02:46 PM EST
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Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) accused President Obama of not adequately addressing federal spending in negotiations to avoid January's "fiscal cliff."
"He's fixated on what may fund the government for seven days a year," Barrasso said of Obama. "The president is doing nothing about the addiction that his administration and he has done to spending —he's the spender-in-chief."
On Sunday both the Senate and House are slated to reconvene, setting up a chance for Obama and lawmakers to quickly pass a compromise bill. Senate leaders on Sunday worked on a compromise bill that would prevent tax increases on most Americans. But top Democrats and Republicans were mum on the progress of a deal, saying only that negotiations were ongoing.
As of Sunday, Barrasso said, there was "no deal yet."