The Presidential Planner

Apr 5, 2011 7:56am

ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: 

President Obama will start his day with his regular rounds of morning briefings including a meeting on Libya in the Situation Room.

The President and the Vice President will then meet with Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Chairman Dan Inouye, and Chairman Hal Rogers to discuss the Continuing Resolution to keep the government funded for the remainder of the year. 

“With the process running short on time, the president will urge leaders to reach final agreement and avoid a government shutdown that would be harmful to our economic recovery," White House press secretary Jay Carney said yesterday. “Time is of the essence.”

‪Even though Carney said the president is confident, he added that the president made phone calls over the weekend on this and has called the meeting at the White House, “precisely because he is concerned that we need to reach a final agreement.”

Afterward the President will meet with President Shimon Peres of Israel in the Oval Office, and a working lunch afterward in the Old Family Dining Room.

Yesterday Israeli officials announced more Israeli housing construction in the contested areas, which the United States said they are "deeply concerned" with.

"Not only are continued Israeli settlements illegitimate, Israel’s actions run counter to efforts to resume direct negotiations." White House National Security Staff spokesman Tommy Vietor said yesterday in a statement.

In the afternoon, the President will meet separately with CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation Daniel Yohannes and President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation Elizabeth Littlefield in the Oval Office.

-Sunlen Miller

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