Obama invites all women senators to dinner Tuesday

Olivier Knox

President Barack Obama has invited all 20 women senators to dinner at the White House on Tuesday night for a wide-ranging conversation about his legislative priorities and second-term goals, according to a source familiar with the plans.

The meal is the latest in Obama's newly assertive outreach to lawmakers—he has dined with Republican and Democratic senators in the past few weeks. His schedule sets dinnertime on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the State Dining Room of the White House.

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted her appreciation for the invitation.