Tuesday, October 08, 2013 3:07 pm
Obama urges Boehner to hold vote to reopen gov't
The Associated Press
Obama spoke to reporters at the White House Tuesday in the midst of the eighth day of a partial government shutdown and a few hours after calling Boehner.
Obama says he urged Boehner to hold a vote immediately to reopen the government.
The White House says Obama also urged Boehner to hold a vote that would allow the government to borrow more money.
Senate Democrats are planning a vote this week to provide new borrowing, without new spending cuts Republicans want.