Obama invites Republican, Democratic lawmakers to meeting on Friday

United States President Barack Obama has invited Republican and Democratic leaders from both houses of Congress to a meeting at the White House on Friday, a White House official said. -- PHOTO: AFP
United States President Barack Obama has invited Republican and Democratic leaders from both houses of Congress to a meeting at the White House on Friday, a White House official said. -- PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United States President Barack Obama has invited Republican and Democratic leaders from both houses of Congress to a meeting at the White House on Friday, a White House official said.

The meeting will come in the aftermath of the midterm elections on Tuesday, which could shift control of the US Senate to Republicans from Democrats.

"The President has invited bipartisan, bicameral congressional leaders to a meeting at the White House on Friday afternoon," the official said on Tuesday. "We'll have more details later this week."