Who Attended Today’s White House Briefing On Syria

The leaders of both parties from both chambers of Congress, along with chair persons and ranking members of the relevant committees, attended Tuesday’s White House briefing on the situation in Syria.

The in-person briefing was part of the Obama administration’s broader strategy to accrue congressional support for limited air strikes against the Assad regime. That outreach has included conference calls with members of both parties, as well as in-person briefings with select members of Congress.

The White House provided TPM with a list of the attendees.

· Speaker John Boehner, R-OH

· Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA

· Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY

· Senator Dick Durbin, Assistant Majority Leader, D-IL

· Senator John Cornyn, Minority Whip, R-TX

· Representative Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader, R-VA

· Representative Kevin McCarthy, House Majority Whip, R-CA

· Representative Steny Hoyer, House Minority Whip, D-MD

· Chairman Dianne Feinstein, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, D-CA

· Chairman Carl Levin, Senate Armed Services Committee, D-MI

· Chairman Robert Menendez,  Senate Foreign Relations Committee, D-NJ

· Chairman Howard McKeon, House Armed Services Committee, R-CA

· Chairman Ed Royce, House Foreign Affairs Committee, R-CA

· Ranking Member Bob Corker, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, D-NJ

· Ranking Member Eliot Engel, House Foreign Affairs Committee, D-NY

· Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, D-MD


Administration Participants:

· Vice President Joe Biden

· National Security Adviser Susan Rice

· Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

· Secretary of State John Kerry

· National Intelligence Director James Clapper

· Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey

· Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors

· Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes

· Legislative Director Miguel Rodriguez

· Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken

· Biden National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan