McCain Adviser Meets With House Republicans

In a show of solidarity on the issue of oil drilling, John McCain's senior policy adviser will huddle with Republicans in the House on Wednesday morning, according to The Hill.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin is expected to meet with a small group of GOP lawmakers on Wednesday before those Republicans appear on the floor for yet another day of recess protests. He was not expected to appear at the group's daily press briefing, according to one aide.

McCain has been supportive of his colleagues' extended floor protest, but he not taken a break from the campaign trail to appear with them.

GOP lawmakers in the House are in the middle of their third full week of speeches on the darkened chamber floor protesting the decision by Democratic leaders to adjourn for the five-week August recess without scheduling a vote on legislation to open more land for oil and gas drilling.

“House Republicans and Sen. McCain agree we need a comprehensive approach to lower gas prices, and Sen. McCain has been supportive of our efforts," one GOP leadership aide said. "The meeting will provide a free flow of information between the members and Holtz-Eakin, and it’s a good opportunity to discuss where we’re headed over the next month.”