President Obama will meet with Democratic members of Congress on Wednesday night to discuss the executive actions on immigration he plans to announce to the nation in a prime-time address.

Obama will discuss the details of his actions over dinner at the White House with 18 members of Congress, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday.

The president will also discuss a "couple other priorities" with the lawmakers, Earnest added.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will not attend the dinner but has been briefed on Obama's plan by Cecilia Munoz, the director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, an aide said.


Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerWary GOP eyes Meadows shift from brick-thrower to dealmaker Bottom line Cheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell warns control of Senate 'could go either way' in November On The Money: McConnell says it's time to restart coronavirus talks | New report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium | Corporate bankruptcies on pace for 10-year high McConnell: Time to restart coronavirus talks MORE (R-Ky.) were not invited to the event, aides said.

Republicans in Congress have warned Obama not to act unilaterally on immigration, and are gearing up for a major battle over what they say is a flagrant violation of the Constitution.

The dinner comes ahead of the prime-time address on Thursday night and a Friday trip to Las Vegas, where Obama will speak at a local high school to discuss the details of the plan.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Obama says Washington has allowed the immigration problem "to fester for too long."

He said he will be doing what he can "with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better, even as I continue to work with Congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill."

The follow members of Congress were invited to the dinner, according to a White House official.

· Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidKamala Harris makes history — as a Westerner McConnell goes hands-off on coronavirus relief bill Kamala Harris to young Black women at conference: 'I want you to be ambitious' MORE (D-Nev.)
· Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Negotiators signal relief bill stuck, not dead White House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Sunday shows - Trump coronavirus executive orders reverberate MORE (D-Ill.)
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· Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayPelosi huddles with chairmen on surprise billing but deal elusive House approves two child care bills aimed at pandemic GOP, Democratic relief packages B apart on vaccine funding MORE (D-Wash.)
· Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowACLU calls on Congress to approve COVID-19 testing for immigrants Senators press IRS chief on stimulus check pitfalls Democrats warn Biden against releasing SCOTUS list MORE (D-Mich.)
· Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetKamala Harris makes history — as a Westerner Expanding our health force can save lives and create jobs simultaneously How Congress is preventing a Medicare bankruptcy during COVID-19 MORE (D-Colo.)
· Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahySenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing Vermont has a chance to show how bipartisanship can tackle systemic racism MORE (D-Vt.)
· Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezSenators ask for removal of tariffs on EU food, wine, spirits: report VOA visa decision could hobble Venezuela coverage Bottom line MORE (D-NJ)
· House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
· Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)
· Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.)
· Rep. Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraHillicon Valley: Uber, Lyft ordered to reclassify drivers | Internal report finds thousands of QAnon groups, pages on Facebook | Twitter enters ring for TikTok Judge rules Uber, Lyft must classify drivers as employees Uber CEO proposes flexible 'benefits funds' for drivers without making them employees MORE (D-Calif.)
· Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.)
· Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas)
· Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia Louise FudgeHonoring John Lewis's voting rights legacy Teacher-centric is good, but student-centric is better The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Teachers' union President Randi Weingarten calls Trump administration plan to reopen schools 'a train wreck'; US surpasses 3 million COVID-19 cases MORE (D-Ohio)
· Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.)
· Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.)
· Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.)
· Rep. Luis GutierrezLuis Vicente GutierrezThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic primary fight shifts to South Carolina, Nevada Democrats rally behind incumbents as Lipinski takes liberal fire Dem leader says party can include abortion opponents MORE (D-Ill.)

— This story was last updated at 4:31 p.m.