Boehner and Obama discuss budget in phone call

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner told President Barack Obama in a three-minute telephone call on Wednesday morning that he remains hopeful that a deal can be reached to avoid a government shutdown, his office said.

“He told the President he remains hopeful a deal can be reached and that talks would continue,” Boehner’s office said in a prepared statement.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Boehner and Obama discuss budget in phone call