John Boehner's office: Budget meeting with Obama unlikely

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 24, 2013 10:33 AM
A meeting between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is unlikely before the October deadline to avoid a government shutdown, a top aide to the GOP leader said on Tuesday, further diminishing the chances for a last-second deal. “President has decided to sit this one out,” Brendan Buck, a Boehner spokesman, told the Washington Examiner. “So [we’ll] move forward without him.” Buck’s comments come as a deadline nears to pass a spending bill to keep government funded and avoid an Oct. 1 shutdown. Lawmakers must also raise the nation’s debt limit by mid-October to avert a default.