The White House released a list of guests it expected to attend Monday night’s dinner at the White House. President Barack Obama invited scores of lawmakers and their spouses to dine with him in the East Room as part of his effort to strengthen relations with Capitol Hill.
Below is the list of guests expected to join Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden and Jill Biden, according to pool reports.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.