In a brief statement Wednesday night, President Obama said he was “eager to work with anybody” to help address the nation’s economic problems and other challenges.

“And I've got some thoughts about how we can move forward in the remainder of the year and stay focused on the job at hand, because there is a lot of work ahead of us, including our need to earn back the trust of the American people that has been lost over the last few weeks,” Obama said, speaking in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. “I am willing to work with anybody, I am eager to work with anybody -- Democrat or Republican, House or Senate members -- on any idea that will grow our economy, create new jobs, strengthen the middle class, and get our fiscal house in order for the long term.