Senate Republicans have announced their attendees for the White House summit on Thursday, and, among several others not originally invited by the White House, Sen. John McCain will be there.
The list of attendees was released this afternoon by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. In all, seven Senate Republicans (and nine Democrats) will attend.
The Republican senators added to the list were McCain, Tom Coburn (OK), Lamar Alexander (TN), and John Barrasso (WY).
Initially, four GOP senators were invited by the White House to attend. The White House also invited House and Senate leaders each to invite four other lawmakers of their choice. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced his own additional attendees yesterday, bringing the total number of Senate Democrats up to nine.
Here's the list as released by McConnell's office, with asterisks added by the new invitees' names:
Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Senate Republican Whip
*Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Senate Republican Conference Chairman
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Ranking Member Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Ranking Member Senate Help Committee
*Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., HELP Committee
*Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D., R-Okla., HELP Committee
*Sen. John Barrasso, M.D.,R-Wyo.
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