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February 12, 2016

Obama to Meet Tuesday With Senate Republicans, Democrats on Syria

President Barack Obama plans to meet with both Senate Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday.

“After calling the White House today, we learned that the President would like to attend the Senate GOP lunch tomorrow to discuss the Syria resolution. He is welcome to join the lunch, and we are told that he will in fact attend,” said Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

Obama was already scheduled to meet with Senate Democrats at the Capitol Tuesday, and on Sunday he dropped in on a dinner with Senate Republicans and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to discuss Syria.

Earlier Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., noted on the floor that the president had offered to visit with Senate Republicans, but they had not yet responded to Obama.

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