Obama, Ryan to have private lunch

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President Obama is asking Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanDHS urges states to beef up election security DHS chief: 21 states sought help over election hacking concerns Incomes are rising, but don't trust GOP to make it a trend MORE (R-Wis.) to stick around for lunch on Tuesday after their first formal meeting together.

Obama will dine with Ryan in the White House’s private dining room after they meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellDHS urges states to beef up election security DHS chief: 21 states sought help over election hacking concerns 9/11 bill is a global blunder that will weaken US efforts abroad MORE (R-Ky.) in the Oval Office, press secretary Josh Earnest said Monday.

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Ryan is visiting the White House for his first sit-down with the president since being elected Speaker in late October.

Obama is rolling out the red carpet for the Wisconsin Republican. He needs GOP support to pass the remaining items on his legislative agenda in his final year in office.

The president plans to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, criminal justice reform, the White House’s cancer “moonshot” and Puerto Rico’s debt crisis in his meeting with the two leaders, according to Earnest.