Obama to Host Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers on Wednesday

Posted December 8, 2009 at 2:59pm

Updated: 6:13 p.m.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday will huddle with a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers to discuss jobs and the economy, a White House official said.

The meeting will include discussion of Obama’s proposals, outlined Tuesday, to spur job creation by helping small business and seeking to spur jobs in green industries.

Several of the president’s proposals will be crafted with input from Congress, White House aides said, and Obama is likely to solicit ideas from lawmakers during the session.

White House officials declined to disclose exactly who will be attending the meeting.

One Congressional source said it was his understanding that there would be 16 lawmakers at the meeting – four House Republicans, four House Democrats, four Senate Republicans and four Senate Democrats.