Obama holding news conference to push Congress on debt ceiling

President Obama plans to call on Congress to raise the debt limit during a news conference Monday at 11:30 a.m., the White House announced.

This will be Obama's final news conference of his first term and comes as his administration readies an ambitious second-term legislative agenda including comprehensive immigration reform, an overhaul of gun laws and more negotiations with Congress on fiscal issues.

This post has been updated. 

Philip Rucker is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post, where he has reported since 2005.

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