This morning, President Obama invited bicameral congressional leaders and the Chairs and Ranking Members of national security committees to the White House to consult with them about ongoing U.S. efforts to respond to the conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq, Gaza, Syria, and other pressing issues. The President requested this meeting to update and hear from some of Congress’ leading foreign policy voices before their departure for the August recess.
Today’s meeting was constructive and the President committed that he and his team would continue to work closely with the Congress on these matters in the weeks and months ahead. The Vice President also attended this meeting in the Cabinet Room.
Members of Congress in this morning’s meeting included:
Senator Harry Reid, D-NV, Majority Leader
Senator Mitch McConnell, R-KY, Minority Leader
Senator Dick Durbin, D-IL, Assistant Majority Leader
Senator John Cornyn, R-TX, Minority Whip
Senator Carl Levin, D-MI, Chairman, Armed Service Committee
Senator Robert Menendez, D-NJ, Chairman, Foreign Relations Committee
Senator Bob Corker, R-TN, Ranking Member, Foreign Relations Committee
Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-CA, Chair, Select Committee on Intelligence
Senator Saxby Chambliss, R-GA, Vice Chairman, Select Committee on Intelligence