President Obama is meeting with House Republicans at the Capitol. According to GOP sources, members are challenging him on a variety of issues.
Representative James Lankford (R., Okla.) spoke up and talked about the Ryan budget. He urged the president to support a budget that balances in a decade.
Representative Candice Miller (R., Mich.) asked the president to stop playing games with sequestration and reopen the White House for tours.
Representative Steve Scalise (R., La.) brought up energy and jobs, then asked the president to support the Keystone pipeline. Obama told Scalise and the group that he’ll make a decision on Keystone soon.
Representative Tom Price (R., Ga.) told Obama that he’s taking way too long with the White House’s budget proposal. He rapped the president for being late with his submission, and asked the president to release his plan.
Obama told Republicans that he’ll release his budget in the next few weeks, but warned them to not expect any surprises. He says it’ll reflect his campaign’s platform and the current policies mentioned on the White House’s website.