Pres-elect Obama Coming to Hill Monday

By Theresa Cook

Jan 1, 2009 10:35pm

ABC News has learned that President-elect Obama will come to Capitol Hill to meet with congressional leaders Monday to discuss ways to revive the U.S. economy, including through a multibillion-dollar stimulus package.

This will be Obama’s first meeting with congressional leaders since winning the election.

While some of the logistics are still being worked out, sources tell ABC News that the president-elect is planning to meet on Jan. 5 with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. 

As of Thursday night, plans were for Mr. Obama to then hold a bipartisan meeting that will include Pelosi, Reid, House GOP Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kent. Republican congressional aides said that nothing had been scheduled yet, though there had been talk of a meeting with the president-elect.

The economy will be the main subject in these talks, sources say, though other aspects of Congress’ and the president’s legislative agendas will be discussed.

- jpt

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