Reid, Biden to meet on the Hill next week | BleacherReport.com

By Andrew TaylorAssociated PressBiden will be meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) next week, the White House announced Friday.

In the meeting, Biden will push to pass a bill allowing states to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.

The measure, known as the Bipartisan Health Care Reconciliation Act, is expected to pass the Senate in coming weeks.

President Biden will also meet with Vice President Joe Biden’s office, the Biden White House said.

The meeting is expected, however, to be brief, and Biden will likely announce his decision to not seek re-election in 2020.

The White House’s decision to hold the meeting after the midterm elections comes after President Biden has come under increasing pressure from some Democrats to move on from health care.

A number of House Democrats, including Rep. Joaquin Castro (D), said last month that Biden should withdraw from the 2020 race and that he should focus on a potential 2020 run.

Democrats also have been pressuring Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) to support the BHRC.

The House will likely vote on the measure next week.

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