Obama meets with congressional republicans in budget battle
Updated: Thursday, March 14 2013, 08:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - President Obama met with members of Congress for a second day on Thursday.
He sat down with Republican senators in an effort to avoid a drawn-out political fight over the federal budget.
On Wednesday, he met with rank and file members of the House of Representatives.
That discussion centered around debt reduction.
The President said if Republicans would back down on the issue and agree to raise tax revenue, he would in turn support larger spending cuts.
The meeting with the House was the first meeting with House Republicans in years.
Even though Republicans don't agree with the President's approach on the budget, they say the meetings are helpful.
Despite that admission, however, there is still not much common ground between the President and congressional Republicans.
Just Wednesday, House Republicans unveiled a budget that dismantles most of the President's health care law.