Washington (CNN) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday downplayed recent reports of a strained relationship between congressional Democrats and the White House, telling reporters the administration has been "cooperative" in the run-up to this November's midterm elections.
"We had a very positive meeting with the president yesterday," Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill. "There is absolutely no reason to think that the White House has been anything but cooperative with us" in efforts to maintain a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
"I have nothing but praise" for administration efforts, Pelosi said. There is "no better leader or advocate for America's working families" than President Barack Obama.
Pelosi was reportedly angered when White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that "there's no doubt there are enough seats in play that could cause Republicans to gain control" of the House.