Boehner, Reid Agree to Keep Talking

John Boehner and Harry Reid held a meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss spending levels, after a three-way talk at the White House this morning. According to Boehner's spokesman, the two agreed to keep talking.

"The Speaker and the Senate Majority Leader sat down privately and had a productive discussion. They agreed to continue working on a budget solution," said Boehner spokesman Michael Steel.

House Republicans earlier today proposed a one-week stopgap measure to keep the government funded as talks continue. At a press conference this afternoon, President Obama said he could support a two or three-day continuance, but that another temporary funding bill was off the table.

Obama said Boehner had wanted to meet with Reid alone in the follow-up session.

The president also said he wanted both Boehner and Reid to return to the White House for another meeting Wednesday morning if a deal was not reached Tuesday afternoon.

Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Video

The Case for Napping at Work

Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

Video

Stunning GoPro Footage of a Wildfire

In the field with America’s elite Native American firefighting crew

More in Politics

Just In