May 9th, 2011
03:28 PM ET
WASHINGTON (CNN) – White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Monday that President Obama will meet on Wednesday with the Senate Democratic Caucus, and on Thursday with the Senate Republican Caucus, "to talk about the range of important issues on the legislative agenda, including the need to adopt a balanced approach in confronting the nation's long term deficit challenges."
Carney said the president will meet with House Republican and Democratic caucuses for similar discussions in the coming weeks.
The newly announced meetings come the same week that Vice President Biden is expected to host a second round of budget talks with Hill leaders as the White House and Congress continue to debate both a deficit reduction package and legislation to increase the debt ceiling.
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