Trump having dinner with Schumer, Pelosi on Wednesday
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President Trump will meet with congressional Democratic leadership for dinner at the White House on Wednesday.

The dinner with Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump slams Sessions in exclusive Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was confirmed by the White House and a source familiar with the meeting.

Schumer and Pelosi will use the face-to-face sit-down to push for legislation to protect undocumented immigrants brought into the U.S. illegally as children, as well as stabilizing the health insurance market — two top priorities for Democrats, according to the source.


The meeting comes after Trump shocked Republicans last week by cutting a short-term debt extension deal with Democrats. GOP leadership had wanted a longer-term extension instead.

Schumer, while not mentioning the dinner, on Wednesday praised comments from White House legislative director Marc Short that Trump wouldn't require border wall funding to be included in a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

"I made these arguments to the president repeatedly over the last week. I'm glad the administration has taken that position. It's a sign of good faith," Schumer said on the Senate floor, adding that Trump should support a stand-alone DREAM Act.

The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, similarly to DACA, would allow people brought to the United States illegally as children to continue to live and work freely in the country.

The Wednesday dinner is a follow-up to last week's White House meeting, and is expected to focus on fall deadlines as Congress heads toward a crucial stretch.

Democrats want action on immigration by the end of September, something GOP leadership says is unlikely. 

Lawmakers are also under a tight timeline to pass healthcare legislation.

The dinner will follow Trump's meeting on Wednesday with a bipartisan group of 13 House members at the White House to discuss tax reform, a key GOP agenda item.

Trump also met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers — including vulnerable Democratic Sens. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyThis week: Kavanaugh nomination thrown into further chaos Doug Jones to McConnell: Don't 'plow right through' with Kavanaugh The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh MORE (Ind.), Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampHeitkamp highlights anti-human trafficking bill in new ad Midterm polling data favors Democrats — in moderation This week: Kavanaugh nomination thrown into further chaos MORE (N.D.) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinThis week: Kavanaugh nomination thrown into further chaos GOP plays defense on ObamaCare’s pre-existing conditions Doug Jones to McConnell: Don't 'plow right through' with Kavanaugh MORE (W.Va.) — on Tuesday night.

--This report was updated at 11:39 a.m.