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Boehner's Meeting with Obama Was 'Constructive'

President Obama and Speaker John Boehner talked about government spending, immigration, health care, Afghanistan and an array of other issues on Tuesday.

President Obama and Speaker John Boehner talked about a broad array of issues when they met on Tuesday.

An aide to Boehner said of the meeting:

"The president and speaker had a constructive conversation in the Oval Office for about an hour today. The two discussed a wide range of issues, including manufacturing, trade promotion authority, flood insurance, immigration, the President's health care law, Afghanistan, the Appropriations process, California drought relief, wildfire suppression, and the highway bill. They agreed that there is a lot work to do the rest of the year, and it is important to work together wherever we can find common ground."

Boehner remarked on the meeting briefly when he returned to the Capitol.

White House press secretary Jay Carney subsequently described the meeting: "Today's meeting was good and constructive. It covered a range of issues. It was, in the president's view, a useful conversation."

Per the speaker's office, today's meeting between Boehner and the president was the first 1-on-1 meeting between the two since Dec. 17, 2012.