WASHINGTON — President Obama’s high-stakes meeting with congressional leaders from both parties will have to wait until after Thanksgiving, due to scheduling conflicts, the White House announced today.
The president had been scheduled to meet with congressional leaders on Thursday, with hopes for finding a compromise on a vexing issue--what to do about the Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of the year. President Obama wants to let the tax cuts run out on family income above $250,000 per year; Republicans want to extend the cuts for all income.
“At 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,” according to a White House statement.
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