McCarthy drops by White House for private lunch
February 9, 2011
House Majority Whip and Republican congressman Kevin McCarthy has a special lunch date Wednesday. He’ll be eating in the private dining room of the White House with President Obama and Vice-President Biden. [LA Times]
McCarthy, whose congressional district includes parts of San Luis Obispo County, will join Republican colleagues Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor at the private lunch.
Obama has invited the Republican House leadership over one week before he publicly releases the details on his plans to cut federal spending.
McCarthy is in his third term of office and recently assumed the leadership position, making him the third most powerful Republican in the House. Last week, when visiting Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, McCarthy was accompanied by U.S. Secret Service agents.