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.