House and Senate leaders will meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday, according to Hill aides.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) are among the Hill leaders set to meet with Hu, who arrives Tuesday for his first state visit during President Barack Obama’s presidency.
A Reid spokesman said he plans to talk to Hu about “currency, international trade, North Korea and human rights.”
Several Congressional leaders won’t be attending the Capitol Hill meeting due to prior engagements, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.).
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.