Senate Republicans Will Host Obama at Tuesday Lunch

Posted May 21, 2010 at 6:14pm

Senate Republicans will host President Barack Obama at their regular Tuesday Conference luncheon.

According to a spokesman for Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), McConnell and Republican Policy Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) agreed to the request from the White House late this week.

“President Obama has asked to join Senate Republicans Tuesday for their weekly policy lunch Tuesday, May 25. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican Policy Chairman John Thune agreed to host the President, and the Republican Conference welcomes his visit where they will have a wide-ranging discussion on the year ahead,” the spokesman said.

Although Democrats in the Senate have had a recent string of successes in pushing through legislation, complaints about a lack of bipartisanship have plagued the Obama administration. Additionally, Republicans have said while Obama and McConnell have a personally cordial relationship, a lack of outreach has led to problems that could have been avoided.