Reid Accepts Bush Offer To Meet At White House Thursday

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Wednesday night he will accept President Bush's invitation to meet at the White House Thursday to discuss proposed bailout legislation.

Both presidential hopefuls are expected to attend the meeting.

“We have accepted the President’s offer to meet tomorrow," Reid said in a statement. "At that time we will discuss the progress we have made to improve the Administration’s deeply flawed plan to address this unprecedented crisis. We have heard Senator Obama’s vision for enhancing this plan, and have already incorporated some of those ideas."

"I hope to hear President Bush and Senator McCain’s plans for helping homeowners and middle-class Americans, and for gaining the support of the rank-and-file Republicans necessary to get this done. As I have said throughout, tomorrow’s meeting and future deliberations must be focused on solutions, not photo ops.”