Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader John Boehner, the presumptive Republican Speaker, met Wednesday morning in the Nevada Democrat’s Capitol office in what’s being described as a getting-to-know-you session.
Aides to Reid and Boehner declined to provide any details, citing a mutual agreement to keep the discussion private. However, one source said the two leaders met to get acquainted. Reid and Boehner’s relationship will be far more critical in the next Congress, when Republicans take control of the House.
Reid was elected Tuesday to another term as Majority Leader, and Boehner is expected to be elected Speaker by his Conference later Wednesday. (The Ohio Republican officially becomes Speaker when his party takes control of the House in January).
The Nov. 2 elections left Democrats in control of the Senate, although with a diminished majority. The Republicans gained more than 60 seats in the House to earn a governing majority in that chamber.