White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama intends to work with Congress. He did not mention House Speaker John Boehner's failure to muster the votes for his so-called Plan B.
Obama and his aides have been critical of Boehner's proposal to raise tax rates on incomes above $1 million. Boehner's plan would not have raised the amount of revenue that Obama has demanded.
One Republican lawmaker said Boehner told them he would call Obama in hopes of setting up a meeting.