WASHINGTON (March 13, 2013)--President Barack Obama was meeting Wednesday on Capitol Hill with U.S. House Republicans crucial to striking deals on immigration, gun legislation and bringing the nation's debt under control, all issues Mr. Obama says are second-term priorities.
Wednesday's meeting was the second in a series of trips the president is making to Capitol Hill this week to court lawmakers, and it came the day after Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, unveiled a budget plan that proposes to repeal Mr. Obama's health care law and cut spending across a swath of programs dear to the president and Democrats.
Mr. Obama criticized Ryan's proposal as more of the same.
The president returns to the Hill on Thursday to meet with Senate Republicans and House Democrats.
He met with Senate Democrats on Tuesday.