SHOTLIST:

ABC POOL - AP Clients Only

Washington, DC - October 3, 2013

1. Wide shot of Eric Cantor walking up to podium

2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader

"For five years, President Obama has carried an 'I won, it's my way or the high way' attitude. And he's not reached across the aisle to Republicans, who were also elected to solve the major problems facing this country. The president's refusal to work in a bipartisan way has led us to this shutdown. We must fix and restore the American people's faith in our economy and their trust government, especially before we reach our debt limit deadline in a week or so. It's time for the president and Senate democrats to put partisanship aside and sit down at the table so we can work out our differences."

STORYLINE:

A day after an evening White House meeting on the partial government shutdown yieled no compromises and no results, House Republicans once again called on President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to 'sit down at the table' and work out differences over 'Obamacare.'

"For five years, President Obama has carried an 'I won, it's my way or the high way' attitude. And he's not reached across the aisle to Republicans, who were also elected to solve the major problems facing this country. The president's refusal to work in a bipartisan way has led us to this shutdown," said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at a morning news conference.

House Republicans, pushed by a core of tea party conservatives, are insisting that Obama accept changes to the health care law he pushed through three years ago as part of the price for reopening all of government.

Obama and congressional Democrats refuse to consider any deal linking the health care law to routine legislation needed to extend government funding.

The impasse is now in its third day with no compromise in sight.