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Obama postpones debt meet with lawmakers

Washington : US President Barack Obama postponed a planned meeting with lawmakers to discuss the government shutdown and the debt ceiling amid signs of progress in the Senate, the White House said Monday.The meeting, which

IANS [ Updated: October 15, 2013 8:30 IST ]
obama postpones debt meet with lawmakers
obama postpones debt meet with lawmakers

Washington : US President Barack Obama postponed a planned meeting with lawmakers to discuss the government shutdown and the debt ceiling amid signs of progress in the Senate, the White House said Monday.







The meeting, which was scheduled for 3 p.m., had been delayed to "allow leaders in the Senate time to continue making important progress towards a solution that raises the debt limit and reopens the government," according to a White House statement.

The leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, Harry Reid of Nevada, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), held two rounds of talks Monday.

Both men expressed optimism about a possible solution to the budget and debt impasse.



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