WASHINGTON–Senior members of both parties go to the White House Monday to meet with President Donald Trump the White House announced Sunday night.
The meeting with congressional leaders is set up as a reception as well as a discussion of his policy agenda and the handling of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act going forward.
According to Politico, the list of invited congressional leaders who will meet Trump for the first time in his new role as President of the United Stares includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.
Immediately following the session with the members, the White House says Trump will meet alone with Speaker Ryan. President Trump is also scheduled to meet with Vice President Mike Pence, union leaders and business leaders at separate times during the day.
The gatherings come immediately after a contentious back and forth between the new White House and it detractors over crowd size at the Trump inauguration that began with the swearing in of President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and then led to a violent reaction of anti-Trump protesters in downtown DC and later a liberal women’s march the following day.