The four Democratic senators, along with Sens. Jeff FlakeJeff FlakeSenate on the verge of vote to kill FCC's consumer privacy protections One safe and simple solution to more timely care for vets Flake on wiretapping claims: Trump should 'apologize and move on' MORE (R-Ariz.), Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamThe Hill's 12:30 Report Gorsuch: I accept Roe v. Wade as ‘the law of the land’ Live coverage: Day three of Supreme Court nominee hearing MORE (R-S.C.), John McCainJohn McCainGOP rep pushes to lift Pentagon spending caps McCain: Not passing defense spending bill would be 'almost criminal' The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Ariz.) and Marco RubioMarco RubioFive takeaways from Labor pick’s confirmation hearing GOP insists FBI probe won’t slow up Trump Trump, Cruz joke about sending lawmakers into space MORE (R-Fla.), unveiled a framework for passing an immigration-reform bill in late January.
It was unclear why Republican senators would not take part in the meeting with Obama.
The meeting on Wednesday is a day after the president's State of the Union address, in which he is expected to address immigration reform. The president has made immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term in office and has urged Congress to quickly come to an agreement on an immigration bill.