(AP) President Barack Obama is making his case for an immigration overhaul and for avoiding a big increase in student loan interest rates as he meets with the bipartisan leadership of Congress. He also is expected to brief the top four lawmakers on his recent diplomatic outreach to China and efforts to find international consensus on Syria.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were meeting Tuesday in the Oval Office with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The meeting comes at the height of Senate debate over immigration legislation and as student loans interest rates are poised to double on Monday if Congress doesn't act.
Obama last met with the four leaders on March 1.