Fischer hopeful meeting will lead to budget solution

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says the first positive thing to happen in the budget impasse that has shut down the federal government will be the meeting later today between President Obama and the four party leaders in the House and Senate.

Fischer says she has been frustrated by the grandstanding by both parties and is hopeful the meeting later today will be the first step toward reaching a solution. Fischer says in order to reach a compromise, the two sides at least need to talk to each other.

Fischer says announcements by some in Congress that they were willing to give up their salary during the impasse is simply "theatrics". She also told reporters on her weekly conference call that any compromise on the budget should not deal with the debt ceiling deadline approaching later this month, maintaining it is a separate issue.

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