President Obama's plans to meet with Republican and Democratic leaders has been postponed.
The White House said Tuesday that the meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, will be moved to Nov. 30 at the request of presumed-Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbying world A new kind of hero? Last week's emotional TV may be a sign GOP up in arms over Cheney, Kinzinger MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 McConnell privately urged GOP senators to oppose debt ceiling hike On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE (R-Ky.).
the request of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader
John Boehner due to scheduling conflicts in organizing their caucuses, the president’s meeting with bipartisan leaders will now take place at the White
House on Tuesday, November 30th," the administration said in a statement Tuesday evening.
The meeting was "never set in stone," a Republican aide said.
"We'll have a meeting so that we can discuss issues that Republicans have long said can be accomplished together," McConnell spokesman Don Stewart said. "These include reducing spending, growing jobs through increased trade and increasing domestic energy. The leader is encouraged that the president wants to discuss these areas of agreement."