President Barack Obama makes his way to the lectern as Vice President Joe Biden (L) and White House Chief of Staff William Daley (C) enter the Brady Briefing Room to speak to the press April 7, 2011 following a meeting with House Speaker John Boehner, R-OH, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, on the budget impasse at the White House

*President Barack Obama canceled a family trip to Williamsburg, Va., planned for this weekend so he can remain at the White House to try to reach a budget deal.

“The president will remain in Washington, D.C. this weekend as he continues to work with congressional leaders to reach an agreement on the budget,” deputy White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. “The first family’s trip to Williamsburg has been postponed.”

 

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (R) speaks as Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (L) listens as they make statements to members of the press April 7, 2011 at the White House.

The cancellation comes amid uncertainty about whether lawmakers and the White House will agree on a budget in time to avert a government shutdown that’s set to begin at midnight.

Obama also canceled a Friday trip to Indianapolis so he could be in Washington to help broker a deal.