Obama to Huddle With House Democrats About Agenda
President Barack Obama will sit down with House Democratic leaders Wednesday to map out legislative priorities in the weeks leading to the August recess, the White House indicated Tuesday.
Top Democrats expected to attend the 5:40 p.m. meeting include Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.), Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.), Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (Conn.), and Reps. Xavier Becerra (Calif.), Chris Van Hollen (Md.), George Miller (Calif.) and Rosa DeLauro (Conn.). Vice President Joseph Biden will also attend.
Obama and Biden are also scheduled to host a 12:30 p.m. lunch with Senators, but the White House did not release the names of those invited.
Wednesday’s meeting with House Democratic leaders comes a day after Obama hosted a similar gathering with Senate Democratic leaders. During that meeting, the president pressed for Senate action in the coming weeks on three agenda items tied to the economy: a financial regulatory overhaul, an extension of unemployment insurance and a measure aimed at boosting small-business lending.