WATCH LIVE: Obama addresses government shutdown standoff
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to members of the press in the briefing room of the White House, Sept. 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. [AFP]

President Barack Obama is expected to deliver a statement concerning federal lawmakers' negotiations on a bill that will fund the government at 4:45 p.m. EST.

Watch live, as posted by the White House official live-stream, below.

[Image via Agence France-Presse]