Press Corps Laughs at Obama When He Says Fiscal Showdown Won't Repeat Itself in January When Government Funding Expires Next

Government's only funded through January 15 under the measure passed in the Senate



President Obama spoke at the White House briefing room after the Senate voted to pass a measure negotiated earlier today to fund the government through January 15 and to raise the debt ceiling. He said he wanted to thank leaders of both parties for getting a deal done, and that he was now "willing to work with anybody" with ideas on how to grow the economy, create jobs, and "get our fiscal house in order."

On his way out, one reporter asked whether Washington will face a similar crisis come January. "No," he answered, to laughter from the press corps.

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