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February 29, 2012 2:44 pm

Obama and Boehner Have “Encouraging” Meeting on Jobs and Energy

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U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted by Speaker of the House John Boehner before delivering the 2011 State of the Union Address. Photo: wiki commons.

The Hill – Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) left a White House meeting Wednesday with President Obama and other congressional leaders “hopeful” and “encouraged” that Democrats might consider energy and jobs bills passed by the Republican-led House, his office said.

Boehner met for an hour over lunch with Obama, Vice President Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.).

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