President Obama has postponed a Monday meeting with congressional leaders at the White House to give senators time to reach a deal that could end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
Obama had been scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
But that meeting has been put on hold "to allow leaders in the Senate time to continue making important progress towards a solution that raises the debt limit and reopens the government," the White House said.
Source: The Hill. Read full article. (link)