With no sign of the House of Representatives passing a clean Continuous Resolution (CR) and the Senate refusing to take up it’s passed bills on delaying implementation of ObamaCare, President Obama has called a meeting of the four top congressional leaders to the White House for a Wednesday afternoon meeting.
The meeting is set to begin at around 5:30 pm and will include House Speaker Speaker John Boehner, Senate majority leader Harry Reid, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi.
Speaker Boehner’s office said, “We’re pleased the president finally recognizes that his refusal to negotiate is indefensible.”
The New York Times reports:
It was to be the first such meeting since large portions of the government were forced to close at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, when the new fiscal year began without agreement on a stopgap spending measure, known as a continuing resolution, or C.R., that would finance the government until spending levels are set for the new year.
Seems President Obama’s no-negotiating stance with Congress has failed and the White House has decided to pivot on strategy once again.