WASHINGTON — A White House official says President Barack Obama will meet with the new congressional leadership next week.
Next Tuesday's meeting will be the first since Republicans officially assumed control of Capitol Hill. Obama and leaders from both parties did meet days after the November midterm elections.
The president and GOP leaders have talked about finding areas of agreement on issues like trade and tax reform. However, confrontations await the White House and congressional Republicans on matters including the Keystone XL pipeline and the president's immigration executive orders.
The official says the meeting will take place at the White House. The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the meeting before it was formally announced.