WASHINGTON — Sen. Deb Fischer is headed back to the White House tonight for dinner with President Barack Obama.
“I'm a regular,” the Nebraska Republican quipped as she arrived at the weekly Senate GOP luncheon in the Capitol.
Fischer was among a group of Republican senators who dined with Obama earlier this month. She also attended a reception there in March for Women's History Month.
The invite list for tonight's dinner includes all 20 women in the Senate. It's a record number of women in what has long been a male-dominated club.
The group includes 16 Democrats and 4 Republicans. This dinner is only the latest step in a charm offensive Obama has been pressing in an effort to improve relations with Capitol Hill, particularly Republican lawmakers.
While Fischer and the Obama administration disagree on many of the prominent issues of the day, she said interaction is always good.
“I'm really happy to see the president is finally reaching out,” she said.
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