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Grassley orders president to take lead in fiscal negotiations

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“The president and Congress must come to the table to negotiate policies to get our fiscal house in order,” Grassley said Thursday. “Presidential leadership is a very important part of the process.

“We won’t address these looming fiscal problems if President Obama won’t even sit across the table.”

Grassley’s comments came as Obama was meeting with House Republican leaders to try to work out a path forward to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.

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