The White House meeting scheduled for Thursday between President Obama and top congressional Democratic and Republican leaders has been postponed until November 30, according to the Obama administration.
The administration said Tuesday night the meeting was rescheduled at the request of GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and GOP House Minority Leader John Boehner due to scheduling conflicts in organizing their caucuses.
The president wants to hold the bipartisan meeting to discuss national issues following the midterm elections, including such economic issues as the possible extension of 2001 and 2003 tax cuts set to expire January 1.
White House senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday the president’s position is that he wants to extend the cuts permanently for the middle class but not for Americans making more than $250,000 a year.
“The important thing is that we get something done in the next few weeks so that on January 1st people wake up with the security that their taxes are not going to go up,” he said.