President Barack Obama and congressional leaders have narrowed their differences but have not reached a budget deal aimed at averting a government shutdown, Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday.

Their statement came following an 80-minute meeting at the White House with Obama.

We will continue to work through the night to attempt to resolve our remaining differences, the two leaders said in a statement.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan and Kim Dixon; Editing by Eric Beech)