President Obama speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room on Friday following a meeting with congressional leaders. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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President Obama is expected to nominate Gina McCarthy, currently assistant administrator with the Environmental Protection Agency, to head the agency on Monday. The nomination requires a Senate confirmation. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (left) answers questions during a briefing with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney on Friday. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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