Obama to deliver statement at White House at 4:45 p.m. EDT (2045 GMT)

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a statement to reporters on Monday at 4:45 p.m. EDT (2045 GMT) shortly before meeting with his Cabinet, the White House said.

The statement comes as Washington hurtles toward a government shutdown with a stalemate between congressional Republicans and the president on a budget for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.