It’s time to stop playing political games and pass a clean budget that avoids a government #shutdown.

President Obama Makes a Statement

President Obama says that if Congress does not fulfill its responsibility to pass a budget today, much of the United States government will be forced to shut down tomorrow. September 30, 2013.

President Obama Holds a Cabinet Meeting

President Obama says that he and members of his cabinet discussed the potential impacts of a government shutdown and how the various federal agencies and departments will be managing to make sure their core essential functions continue.

9/30/13: White House Press Briefing

White House Press Briefings are conducted most weekdays from the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room in the West Wing.

President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3210, Pay Our Military Act, which provides continuing appropriations for pay and allowances for members of the Armed Forces during any period for which interim or full-year appropriations for FY 2014 are not in effect, in the Oval Office, Monday night, Sept. 30, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama signs H.R. 3210, Pay Our Military Act, which provides continuing appropriations for pay and allowances for members of the Armed Forces during any period for which interim or full-year appropriations for FY 2014 are not in effect, in the Oval Office, Monday night, Sept. 30, 2013.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama tapes a message for American military and Defense Department personnel on the impending government shutdown, in the Blue Room of the White House, Sept. 30, 2013.

President Barack Obama tapes a message for American military and Defense Department personnel on the impending government shutdown, in the Blue Room of the White House, Sept. 30, 2013.

President Barack Obama holds a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Sept. 30, 2013.

President Barack Obama holds a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Sept. 30, 2013.

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, right, and Press Assistants Desiree Barnes and Peter Velz in the Lower Press Office prior to delivering a statement regarding budget negotiations in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Sept. 30, 2013.

President Barack Obama talks with Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer, right,  and Press Assistants Desiree Barnes and Peter Velz in the Lower Press Office prior to delivering a statement regarding budget negotiations in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Sept. 30, 2013.

President Barack Obama meets with senior staff in Chief of Staff Denis McDonough’s office in the West Wing of the White House, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

President Barack Obama meets with senior staff in Chief of Staff Denis McDonough's office in the West Wing of the White House, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Weekly Address: Averting a Government Shutdown and Expanding Access to Affordable Healthcare

In this week’s address, President Obama says that on October 1, a big part of the Affordable Care Act will go live and give uninsured Americans the chance to buy the same quality, affordable health care as everyone else. It is also the day when some Republicans in Congress might shut down the government just because they don’t like the law. The President urged Congress to both pass a budget by Monday and raise the nation’s debt ceiling so that we can keep growing the economy.