President Obama met with congressional leaders today, and if a readout from House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) office is any indication, some modest bipartisan agreements may be in the cards.
A Boehner aide emails:
Speaker Boehner met this afternoon with the President, the Vice President, Leader Reid, Leader McConnell, and Leader Pelosi, and left the meeting hopeful that the Democratic leaders may finally consider some of the bipartisan energy and jobs bills passed by the House. During the meeting, the group discussed a host of issues, including opportunities to advance bipartisan solutions to help struggling American families. The Speaker identified a number of areas in which he believes there is the basis for common ground to help create jobs and address rising gas prices. He encouraged the President and Democratic leaders to embrace the JOBS Act, the House’s package of bipartisan bills to make it easier for small businesses to grow and hire more workers. The Speaker was encouraged by what the President had to say about the JOBS Act.