President Obama Meets With Congressional Leadership at White House

President Obama Meets With Congressional Leadership at White House

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, meets with congressional leaders including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, right to left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, third from right, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 7, 2011. The Obama administration and congressional leaders are seeking an accord to lower the deficit during the next 10 to 12 years to pave the way for a vote to increase the $14.3 trillion debt limit, and the tax issue looms as the major obstacle to a deal. UPI/Andrew Harrer/POOL