Obama To Hold Oval Office Meeting With Hill Leaders On How To Stop Islamic State Terrorists


obama-oval-office-smallPresident Obama will meet Tuesday with Capitol Hill leaders to discuss pressing foreign-policy issues including how to combat Islamic State terrorists, as Congress comes back from summer break and the president returns from a NATO summit.

The Oval office meeting is scheduled to include Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

They are expected to discuss a range of world issues including whether to launch more air strikes on Islamic State and Russia’s foray into eastern Ukraine.

The meeting between Obama and Hill leaders will also be their first since mid-June, when they met to discuss the terror group’s deadly march into northern Iraq, as reported first by The Washington Post.

One likely discussion will be whether Congress will authorize strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, after Obama last month authorized limited ones in Iraq as part of a humanitarian effort to save Iraqi minorities trapped on a remote mountainside.

Read more at Fox News.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}


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