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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement from Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Upon return from the Department of Justice, the President convened a meeting in the Oval Office with Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, OMB Director Shaun Donovan and members of his senior team to discuss the impending deadline for funding the Department of Homeland Security. The President then called Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid to get an update on efforts to ensure that the Department of Homeland Security does not shut down.