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Obama: Zika and government funding top agenda

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders and says funding to fight Zika and to keep government open are at the top of his agenda before congress adjourns. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Obama: Zika and government funding top agenda


STORY: President Barack Obama said after meeting with congressional leaders on Monday he was encouraged that Congress would be able to pass short-term spending legislation to keep the government open.

Obama, who met with Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and their Democratic counterparts at the White House, said he was also hopeful about reaching agreements with Congress on funding for the Zika virus and for disaster relief in Louisiana which suffered flooding recently.

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