Today Vice President Biden will meet with law enforcement leaders for the first time as the head of an interagency effort to curb gun violence. Yesterday in the briefing room President Obama announced the initiative to shape the administration's response to the tragic shooting in Newtown Connecticut. Also attending the meeting, Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.
The fiscal cliff is looming over the nation and President Obama has promised to veto the latest effort called "plan B" by Majority Leader John Boehner. Boehner on Tuesday proposed a "plan B," which would extend Bush-era tax cuts on income of up to $1 million. He described it as a fallback option to prevent a sweeping tax hike while negotiations continue on a broader plan.
In less than two weeks the nation's taxpayers would face automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts if no agreement is reached.
A senior administration official said no talks or meeting with Rep Boehner are scheduled at this point but continued "Anything's possible".
White House Schedule:
The President will attend meetings at the White House. These meetings are closed press.
12:30PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney