Biden to meet with Pelosi, Schumer, McConnell and McCarthy on May 12

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President Biden is scheduled to host his first bipartisan meeting with House and Senate leaders on May 12, a White House official confirmed to Axios on Wednesday.

The big picture: The meeting represents Biden’s latest attempt to reach across the aisle amid partisan pressure in D.C. The invitation is intended to give the president a chance to meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss common policy goals.

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Biden and his team have hosted White House meetings with more than 130 members of Congress since he took office, Bloomberg first reported.

  • Pelosi and Schumer have previously attended White House meetings with Biden, but for McCarthy and McConnell, May 12 will be their first time visiting the Biden White House.

  • McCarthy (R-Calif.) has complained he hasn't met with Biden since the election despite asking for an in-person meeting, per the Washington Post.

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