By Amie Parnes - 07/31/14 03:11 PM EDT
President Obama on Thursday met with congressional leaders and the chairs of the national security committees to talk about the U.S role in tumultuous parts of the globe, including Ukraine, Iraq, Gaza and Syria.
Calling the meeting "constructive," the White House said it will continue to work closely with Congress on these issues in the weeks ahead.
Those who attended the meeting included Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Carl Levin (D-Mich.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), and Reps. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), Ed Royce (R-Calif.), Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.)