Obama wants more budget talks with Boehner, Reid

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Posted: Apr 06, 2011 5:19 PM
Obama wants more budget talks with Boehner, Reid

The White House says President Barack Obama has not seen enough progress in budget talks and will meet with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Wednesday evening to continue discussions to avert a government shutdown.

Congress and the White House face a Friday deadline to reach a budget agreement to pay for government operations through the end of September.

Obama and top congressional officials met Tuesday and Obama vowed to call them back if there were signs of lack of progress. Press secretary Jay Carney says Obama had not seen enough movement toward a resolution.

Obama spent Wednesday afternoon in Philadelphia and New York. He scheduled the meeting for 8:45 p.m., upon his return.