House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers in a Thursday conference call that work would resume in Washington on Sunday, one day before the nation reaches the fiscal cliff.
"We are waiting on the Senate," Boehner said to House Republicans, according to Politico.
“The House has acted on two bills that collectively would avert the entire fiscal cliff," Boehner said on the conference call, according to BuzzFeed's Rebecca Berg.
Boehner's decision to bring lawmakers back to work on a fiscal cliff deal comes after sharp criticism from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D), who accused Boehner of "dictatorship" in the House of Representatives.
"The American people I don't think understand the House of Representatives is operating without the House of Representatives," Reid said. "It's being operated by a dictatorship of the speaker, not allowing the vast majority of the House of Representatives to get what they want."