Schumer, Pelosi to meet with Trump on year-end agenda
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Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — GOP centrists in striking distance of immigration vote Schumer: Trump should take Kim Jong Un off 'trip coin' Overnight Finance: Trump signs repeal of auto-loan policy | Justices uphold contracts that bar employee class-action suits | US, China trade war 'on hold' MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiGOP nearing end game on immigration votes Dems after briefing: 'No evidence' spy placed in Trump campaign Schumer: Call off GOP-only 'sham briefing' on FBI informant MORE (D-Calif.) will head to the White House on Thursday for end-of-the-year negotiations with President Trump.

“We’re glad the White House has reached out and asked for a second meeting. We hope the President will go into this meeting with an open mind, rather than deciding that an agreement can’t be reached beforehand," the two Democratic leaders said in a joint statement.

They added that they "are hopeful the President will be open to an agreement to address the urgent needs of the American people and keep government open.”

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Schumer and Pelosi pulled out of a meeting scheduled for last week with Trump after the president tweeted that he was sitting down with "Chuck and Nancy" but that he didn't "see a deal."

Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell says he backs Mueller probe after classified briefing Overnight Finance: Trump signs Dodd-Frank rollback | Snubs key Dems at ceremony | Senate confirms banking regulator | Lawmakers lash out on Trump auto tariffs Senate Dems’ campaign chief ‘welcomes’ midterm support from Clintons MORE (R-Ky.) and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThree House Dems say they'll oppose immigration floor vote over possible wall funding Dems after briefing: 'No evidence' spy placed in Trump campaign Senate approves new sexual harassment policy for Congress MORE (R-Wis.), who attended last week's meeting with Trump, are also expected to be at Thursday's powwow.

The meeting will come a day before the Dec. 8 deadline to fund the government and avoid a shutdown. 

House GOP leadership is pushing forward with a plan to pass a two-week short-term spending bill as soon as Wednesday. And a Senate Republican leadership aide indicated earlier Monday that Senate GOP leadership is also backing the two-week stopgap strategy. 

Democrats have yet to take a position on passing a two-week "clean" continuing resolution. 

In addition to a short-term deal, Schumer and Pelosi noted they also need to reach a budget agreement, as well as fund the Children's Health Insurance Program, pass more disaster relief aid and address a key Obama-era immigration program. 

"There is a bipartisan path forward on all of these items," they said.