Obama And Boehner Talk Obamacare, Immigration


President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) held a rare face-to-face meeting at the White House on Tuesday, and discussed a range of issues.

“The President and Speaker had a constructive conversation in the Oval Office for about an hour today,” said an aide to Boehner. “The two discussed a wide range of issues, including manufacturing, trade promotion authority, flood insurance, immigration, the President’s health care law, Afghanistan, the Appropriations process, California drought relief, wildfire suppression, and the highway bill. They agreed that there is a lot work to do the rest of the year, and it is important to work together wherever we can find common ground.”

Boehner didn’t take any questions from reporters after the meeting.

White House spokesman Jay Carney wouldn’t delve into details when asked Tuesday about the conversation between the two leaders.


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