Air National Guard Base
New Castle, Delaware

9:38 A.M. EDT
 
Q    Mr. President, how was your meeting with Senator Manchin yesterday?  How did your meeting go, sir?
 
THE PRESIDENT:  It went well.  A few more things to work out, but it went well.
 
Q    Do you think you’ll have a plan before Wednesday?
 
THE PRESIDENT:  With the grace of God and the goodwill of the neighbors.
 
Q    Do you want a plan — a deal by the time you leave for COP? 
 
THE PRESIDENT:  Yes.
 
Q    Is that something you’ve expressed to Democrats? 
 
THE PRESIDENT:  That’s my — that’s my hope.
 
Thank you.
 
Q    Do you expect a vote this week?
 
THE PRESIDENT:  (Laughs.)  What do you think?  I don’t know. 
    
Q    We’re asking you.
 
Q    How critical is it to get this — how critical is it to get this done before the trip?
 
THE PRESIDENT:  It would be very, very positive to get it done before the trip. 
 
Thank you.
 
9:39 A.M. EDT

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