Obama invites 232 House Republicans to the White House; only 18 will attend, including Rep. Roskam

SHARE Obama invites 232 House Republicans to the White House; only 18 will attend, including Rep. Roskam
SHARE Obama invites 232 House Republicans to the White House; only 18 will attend, including Rep. Roskam

WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama invited all 200 House Democrats to the White House and will meet with them on Wednesday. All 232 House Republicans were invited to a Thursday meeting with the president at the White House. But they all won’t be coming. A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said a group of 18 GOP House leaders, including Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) will be attending.

Boehner spokesman Brian Buck said, “Earlier today it was communicated to the speaker’s office that the president would be inviting the full House Republican Conference to a gathering at the White House tomorrow. Nine days into a government shutdown and a week away from breaching the debt ceiling, a meeting is only worthwhile if it is focused on finding a solution.

“That’s why the House Republican Conference will instead be represented by a smaller group of negotiators, including the elected leadership and certain committee chairmen. It is our hope that this will be a constructive meeting and that the president finally recognizes Americans expect their leaders to be able to sit down and resolve their differences. Timing of the meeting will be announced by the White House.”

Below is a list of meeting participants from the House:

Elected Leaders

Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, McMorris, Rodgers, Walden, Lankford, Jenkins,Foxx, Southerland, Wagner, Roskam, Sessions

Chairmen

Ryan, Camp, Upton, Hal Rogers, Hensarling,McKeon

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