House and Senate leaders from both parties will head to the White House Wednesday to preview President Obama's major speech on the deficit and debt.
Both House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerCameras go dark during House Democrats' sit-in Rubio flies with Obama on Air Force One to Orlando Juan Williams: The capitulation of Paul Ryan MORE (R-Ohio) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will attend, and White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer confirmed over Twitter that other congressional leaders will as well.
Carney also voiced White House opposition to the GOP budget proposal laid out by Rep. Paul RyanPaul RyanDemocrats plan 'day of action' to keep spotlight on guns Dem protest ignites debate about control of House cameras Gun-control supporters plan next steps versus NRA MORE (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, saying it lacks balance and would cut the deficit on the backs of the middle class, poor and seniors.
Asked if Obama thinks Ryan's proposal is fundamentally unfair, Carney said yes.
The meetings tomorrow reprise, in a way, the closed-door huddles between the president, BoehnerJohn BoehnerCameras go dark during House Democrats' sit-in Rubio flies with Obama on Air Force One to Orlando Juan Williams: The capitulation of Paul Ryan MORE and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidSay NO to PROMESA, say NO to Washington overreach Overnight Finance: Wall Street awaits Brexit result | Clinton touts biz support | New threat to Puerto Rico bill? | Dodd, Frank hit back McConnell quashes Senate effort on guns MORE (D-Nev.) at the White House last week to hammer out a spending agreement for the remainder of fiscal year 2011. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellSunday shows preview: Next steps after Trump upheaval Gun-control supporters plan next steps versus NRA McConnell: Trump needs to act like a 'serious candidate' MORE (R-Ky.) also acknowledged a meeting on Monday with Obama.
Sam Youngman contributed to this post.