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 SchumerBarr to testify before House Judiciary panel Graham won't call Barr to testify over Roger Stone sentencing recommendation Roger Stone witness alleges Trump targeted prosecutors in 'vile smear job' 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 DonnellyGinsburg health scare raises prospect of election year Supreme Court battle Watchdog accuses pro-Kavanaugh group of sending illegal robotexts in 2018 Lobbying world MORE (Ind.), Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampSusan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama Pro-trade group launches media buy as Trump and Democrats near deal on new NAFTA The Hill's Morning Report — Biden steadies in third debate as top tier remains the same MORE (N.D.) and Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinLawmakers push back at Trump's Pentagon funding grab for wall Overnight Health Care: Appeals court strikes down Medicaid work requirements | Pelosi's staff huddles with aides on surprise billing | Senate Dems pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit Senate Democrats pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit MORE (W.Va.) — on Tuesday night.

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