By Kevin Bogardus - 12/09/12 09:13 PM EST
Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerBenghazi Blues If 'bipartisanship' is now a dirty word, how about a rebranding? Cameras go dark during House Democrats' sit-in MORE (R-Ohio) met with President Obama on Sunday to discuss the “fiscal cliff,” according to aides to both leaders.
The meeting occurred at the White House to discuss how to avoid going over the cliff — a set of massive tax increases and budget cuts that will go into effect early next year unless Congress acts. Aides to BoehnerJohn BoehnerBenghazi Blues If 'bipartisanship' is now a dirty word, how about a rebranding? Cameras go dark during House Democrats' sit-in MORE and Obama gave the same statement when asked about the meeting by The Hill.
The meeting comes after Boehner said on Friday that there was “no progress” in fiscal-cliff negotiations. Obama and Boehner had spoken by phone on Wednesday and their aides talked on Thursday.
A White House aide noted that Obama spoke with Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidAbortion ruling roils race for the White House, Senate Dem senator urges support for House Puerto Rico bill Reid: McConnell silence on Trump 'speaks volumes' MORE (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Friday.