U.S. President Barack Obama called top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders Wednesday to talk about the legislative agenda for the remainder of the year, the White House said.
Obama placed calls overnight and on Wednesday morning to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.
In the conversations he reiterated his commitment to finding bipartisan solutions to reducing the deficit, cutting taxes for middle class families and small businesses and creating jobs.
The president said he believed that the American people sent a message in Tuesday's election that leaders in both parties need to put aside their partisan interests and places the interests of the American people and the US economy first.
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