Update 11:58 a.m.: Sen. Johnny Isakson's (R-Ga.) office confirms that the dinner will indeed be held at the White House. Isakson spokeswoman Joan Kirchner says "the Obama folks have chosen to have the dinner at the White House at 6:30 p.m."

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday criticized President Obama for meeting with Republican senators at an upscale restaurant at a time of sequester-related budget-cutting. Instead, Priebus is offering to order pizza for their get-together Wednesday.


Citing the White House's sequester-related cuts, Priebus suggested it would make more sense to pick a cheaper meal option and hold the event at the White House to avoid extra security costs.