Budget, debt standoff on agenda for Obama and Hill Democrats
June 2nd, 2011
01:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Budget, debt standoff on agenda for Obama and Hill Democrats

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet behind closed doors with congressional Democrats Thursday to discuss ongoing deficit reduction negotiations and the looming deadline to raise the federal government's debt ceiling.

The president has challenged a controversial GOP proposal to overhaul Medicare, but told congressional Republicans on Wednesday that entitlement reforms are under discussion as part of a deficit reduction deal.

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