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    US President Barack Obama met with Democratic and Republican leaders of both the Senate and House of Representatives to discuss top priorities for the September legislative session, a White House pool report stated.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Obama made an appeal for progress on a government spending plan, funding to fight the Zika virus and flood relief for the US states of Michigan and Louisiana, the report noted on Monday.

    “My hope is that we can make some modest progress in areas where we agree and where we’ve been working together,” Obama said, according to the report.

    Obama also discussed the importance of bipartisan work on criminal justice reform, the report added.


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