December 13th, 2010
03:45 PM ET
By the CNN Wire Staff
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will remain in Washington for as long as Congress stays in session, and that likely means later than the scheduled start of his Christmas break, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.
Saturday is supposed to be the start of the Senate's Christmas recess and the day Obama and the first family head for Hawaii.
However, Gibbs told reporters that a Saturday departure appears unlikely.
"I think the Senate is going to be in longer than this week," he said, adding that Obama will stay in Washington for "as long as the Congress is here."
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