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Eleanor Holmes Norton, Obama have 'heated exchange' about D.C. budget constraints

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(WJLA) - The Washington Post is reporting that D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton had a “heated exchange” with President Obama on Wednesday during a meeting at the White House about D.C.’s budget constraints as a result of the shutdown.

Norton was one of many attendees able to ask the President a question, and when she was called on, Norton urged Obama to support a House-passed bill that would allow the city to use locally-raised tax funds to maintain operations until Dec. 15.

A lawmaker who was present described Norton as "strident," "self-absorbed" and "parochial" in her exchange with Obama.

Obama confirmed his stance that Republicans need to work on reopening the entire federal government without passing standalone spending measures.

READ MORE at The Washington Post.

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