Obama To Speak With Hill Leaders Ahead Of Possible Shutdown

AP

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.

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