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Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 11/01/2011

House Democratic leaders to huddle at White House this afternoon


(Brendan Hoffman - Bloomberg News)

Members of the House Democratic leadership are heading to the White House on Tuesday afternoon for a huddle with President Obama and Vice President Biden.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) and other Democratic leaders are expected to meet with Obama and Biden at 3 p.m. in the Oval Office.

The meeting comes on the same day that the bipartisan debt “supercommittee” is scheduled to hold its fifth public meeting ahead of a Nov. 23 deadline to draft a plan achieving $1.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next decade.

Reuters reported earlier Tuesday that six members of the 12-member panel — Reps. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) — have begun holding their own private meetings in an effort to craft a $1.2 trillion to $1.5 trillion plan.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether any of the supercommittee members would attending Tuesday’s White House meeting.

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