President Barack Obama said Monday that he plans to speak with congressional leaders over the next few days as lawmakers debate a continuing resolution to fund the government.
“I suspect that I will be speaking to the leaders today, tomorrow and the next day,” Obama said. “But there’s a pretty straightforward solution to this. If you set aside the short-term politics and you look at the long-term here, what it simply requires is everybody to act responsibly and do what’s right for the American people.”
The president said he was “not at all resigned” to a government shutdown, according to the Associated Press. The current continuing resolution runs out on Oct. 1.