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 BoehnerMaher chides Democrats: We 'suck the fun out of everything' Budowsky: Liz Cheney vs. conservatives in name only House Republicans request hearing with Capitol Police Board for first time since 1945 MORE (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP braces for wild week with momentous vote GOP divided over expected Cheney ouster Sunday shows - White House COVID-19 response coordinator says US is 'turning the corner' 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 ReidBiden's first 100 days is stylistic 'antithesis' of Trump The Memo: Washington's fake debate on 'bipartisanship' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring MORE (D-Nev.)
· Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinDOJ faces big decision on home confinement America's Jewish communities are under attack — Here are 3 things Congress can do Schumer 'exploring' passing immigration unilaterally if talks unravel MORE (D-Ill.)
· Sen. Chuck SchumerChuck SchumerSanders: Reinstating SALT deduction 'sends a terrible, terrible message' Biden to meet with GOP senators amid infrastructure push The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Upbeat jobs data, relaxed COVID-19 restrictions offer rosier US picture MORE (D-N.Y.)
· Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayBiden's pre-K plan is a bipartisan opportunity to serve the nation's children Schumer 'exploring' passing immigration unilaterally if talks unravel Senate Democrats push Biden over raising refugee cap MORE (D-Wash.)
· Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - House GOP drama intensifies; BIden sets new vax goal Overnight Health Care: Biden sets goal of at least one shot to 70 percent of adults by July 4 | White House to shift how it distributes unallocated vaccines to states The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Can Cheney defy the odds and survive again? MORE (D-Mich.)
· Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetManchin on collision course with Warren, Sanders Democrats vow to push for permanent child tax credit expansion Senate Democrats push Biden over raising refugee cap MORE (D-Colo.)
· Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahySenate Democrats push Biden over raising refugee cap On The Money: Democratic scramble complicates Biden's human infrastructure plan | Progressives push on student debt relief No designated survivor chosen for Biden's joint address to Congress MORE (D-Vt.)
· Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezJuan Williams: A breakthrough on immigration? Biden rebuffs Democrats, keeps refugee admissions at 15,000 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 BecerraNearly 940,000 sign up for ObamaCare coverage in special enrollment HHS, HUD team up to extend COVID-19 vaccine access in vulnerable communities We urgently need a COVID-level response to the US drug crisis MORE (D-Calif.)
· Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.)
· Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D-Texas)
· Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia FudgeHHS, HUD team up to extend COVID-19 vaccine access in vulnerable communities Iowa governor signs law allowing landlords to refuse Section 8 vouchers Ohio sets special election to replace retiring Rep. Steve Stivers MORE (D-Ohio)
· Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.)
· Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.)
· Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.)
· Rep. Luis GutierrezLuis Vicente GutierrezBiden's inauguration marked by conflict of hope and fear The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic primary fight shifts to South Carolina, Nevada Democrats rally behind incumbents as Lipinski takes liberal fire MORE (D-Ill.)

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