US President Barack Obama will meet Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, and other House Democratic leaders, the White House said in a statement.
The meeting, scheduled for 3:15pm local time (8:15pm UK time), comes as the White House rejected a proposal by House Republicans to end the stalemate as "partisan".
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