Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Dole in final column: 'Too many of us have sacrificed too much' Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 MORE will meet one on one with GOP Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP senators introduce bill targeting Palestinian 'martyr payments' Bipartisan senators earmark billion to support democracies globally Democrats see Christmas goal slipping away MORE at the White House on Thursday following a series of meetings with Democratic leaders on the agenda before the August recess.

The South Carolina senator has negotiated with Democrats this year on such high-profile legislative items as a climate change and energy bill, immigration reform and the future of the Guantanamo Bay military prison. But he has withdrawn from negotiations on the former two items, citing a lack of direction from Democratic leaders.

Biden served with Graham in the Senate for six years before becoming vice president.


On Tuesday, President Obama and Biden huddled with Senate Democratic leaders on their legislative priorities before the August recess and held a similar meeting with House Democratic leaders on Wednesday.

The Senate plans to hold a final vote on the Wall Street reform bill Thursday morning, but the upper chamber is still looking to pass a long-term unemployment benefits extension and a campaign finance reform bill.

Energy and climate as well as immigration are still on leader's radar, as is ratifying the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia before the November elections.