President Barack Obama has invited House and Senate lawmakers to the White House for Tuesday talks on the federal budget as a Friday deadline to agree to fund the federal government for the next six months, averting shutdown of some services.
The White House said that among those invited were House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, according to Reuters
Lawmakers have until April 8 to reach a deal.
Boehner has publicly stated that there will be no deal until all the details have been agreed to.
Top Democrats, including Reid, have said Boehner's negotiators are working to make $23 billion in additional cuts to the budget, bringing the total over the last several weeks to $61 billion.
The Republican leadership had previously requested $61 billion in cuts.