WASHINGTON - In a bit of political theatre, President Obama invited all 232 House Republicans to a Thursday meeting with him at the White House. However, House Speaker John Boehner's office said a group of 18 GOP House leaders, including Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) will be attending.
Boehner spokesman Brian Buck said, “...A meeting is only worthwhile if it is focused on finding a solution." That’s why the House Republican Conference will 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," said Buck, "and that the president finally recognizes Americans expect their leaders to be able to sit down and resolve their differences.
In addition to Roskam, Representatives Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, McMorris, Rodgers, Walden, Lankford, Jenkins, Foxx, Southerland, Wagner, Sessions, Ryan, Camp, Upton, Hal Rogers, Hensarling, and McKeon will also be meeting with Obama.