President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are scheduled to sit down with the Senate Republican Caucus Friday, the White House said. The meeting is slated to take place at 11:15 a.m. ET in the State Dining Room.
Obama will also meet with small business owners in the afternoon to discuss the need for Congress to re-open the government, according to the White House schedule. The meeting is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. ET.