Obama, congressional leaders to meet next week

AP News
Posted: Jan 06, 2015 1:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders will meet at the White House next week, their first since Republicans took control of the House and Senate.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says next Tuesday's meeting with the top four GOP and Democratic lawmakers from each chamber will focus on legislative priorities. It will also be a chance for Obama to update lawmakers on foreign policy.

Obama and the leaders met after the November midterm elections.

Both Obama and GOP leaders have talked about finding areas of agreement on issues like trade and tax reform. However, confrontations await both sides on matters including the Keystone XL oil pipeline and Obama's immigration executive orders. Earnest said Tuesday that Obama would veto Keystone legislation that Republicans hope to send him soon.