In an interview scheduled for Tuesday, President Barack Obama will discuss the Keystone XL pipeline and climate change in a series of “private” meetings with members of Congress, according to White House officials.
The meetings, which are set to begin at 10 a.m.
EDT on Tuesday, will focus on climate change, infrastructure, infrastructure for jobs, trade, and the president’s legacy.
The White House has not announced which congressional delegation will be participating, nor has the meeting been scheduled for a particular day.
“President Obama will be hosting a private meeting with members and staff of the U.S. House and Senate on Tuesday,” a White House official said.
“The White House is in the process of releasing more details, but the event is set for 10 a,m.
on Tuesday and will be the first of many meetings in the coming weeks.”
The president will be speaking at a private breakfast with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The meeting with lawmakers is set to coincide with a White-House event at the Capitol with former Vice President Joe Biden and top Obama aides, according of the officials.
Obama will also address the Congressional Black Caucus.
“President Biden will join President Obama for a series and private conversations to discuss the President’s legacy and priorities on climate action, infrastructure investment, and a host of other issues,” the White House said in a statement.
The White Senate was also set to host a private reception for Biden and his aides at the State Dining Room on Tuesday afternoon.