Speaker Boehner has said that he wants to negotiate directly with the Senate leaders. Here is what the Washington Times has on this:
Significant disagreement remains in negotiations to roll back the nation’s debt, lawmakers said Friday, as the clock winds down toward an Aug. 2 deadline to raise the government’s borrowing limit and avoid default.
“There was no agreement — publicly, privately, never an agreement — and frankly, not close to an agreement,” the Ohio Republican said during a morning news briefing at the Capitol. “So I would just suggest it’s going to be a hot weekend here in Washington, D.C.”
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said House Republicans — who earlier this week passed their “Cap, Cut and Balance” budget bill that would significant cut government spending and raise the $14.29 trillion ceiling on federal debt – have done their part and shouldn’t be blamed for the impasse.
No debt deal as deadline looms - Washington Times
Speaker Boehner will be speaking at 7:15 PM EDT, which is any second now, to address the President's comments made an hour or so ago. In the address by President Obama, he stated that he wanted the 4 leaders of Congess in the White House tomorrow morning and he stated that he wants them to explain to him about why we do not have an agreement.
Uh, Mr. President, you can invite the leaders, but you cannot demand. You really need to learn that Congress is a co-equal branch of government to the Executive. They do not work for you.