President Obama Obama is meeting Monday with both House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Monday afternoon to try to forge a plan to fund the government past the end of September and resolve a months-long partisan standoff over additional funding to combat the Zika virus.

Obama’s first meeting with both House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) since February comes a week after lawmakers returned to Washington from a seven-week summer recess and a few days after Obama returned from a nine-day trip to Asia. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) also will attend, according to the White House.

White House officials said the president intends to discuss legislative priorities for the fall session, a time when most in Washington believe there is little chance for major legislation as the nation nears the conclusion of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Foremost on the agenda, officials said, is averting a federal partial government shutdown at the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30. That effort has been complicated by Republican Party infighting over how long to extend funding. McConnell and a majority of House Republicans want to set a new deadline in December to craft a year-long spending bill  — a position also supported by the White House and congressional Democratic leaders.
But a minority of House conservatives favor a stop-gap measure that would extend current funding levels into next year, giving a new president and Congress the opportunity to craft long-term spending bills.

The budget issue appears on track to get resolved in tandem with a compromise on Zika funding in the coming weeks. The Senate agreed on a $1.1 billion Zika funding package in May, but the House passed an alternate $1.1 billion measure that Democrats oppose because it blocks funding to a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Puerto Rico. That bill has been filibustered by Senate Democrats since June, but negotiators say there’s been progress toward a resolution.

Another matter that could come up is the passage by both chambers of a bill that allows families of Americans killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia. The president has threatened to veto the bill over fears that foreigners could try to exploit it to sue the United States.

Obama also is likely to urge congressional leaders to hold a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a 12-nation trade accord that the administration completed last year. The pact, which requires congressional ratification, has been stalled on Capitol Hill amid deep skepticism on trade deals among segments of the American electorate. Both major candidates to replace Obama, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, said they oppose the deal.

Obama touted the TPP during his trip to China and Laos last week, and he has vowed to press lawmakers to vote on the package during an expected lame-duck session of Congress after the Nov. 8 elections.