House Democrats to meet Obama on Saturday

Fri, Mar 19 2010WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will travel to Capitol Hill on Saturday to meet with Democrats in the House of Representatives on the eve of that chamber's expected vote on a healthcare overhaul, the White House said on Friday.

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The meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m.

The administration said earlier that more than 250 Democrats had been invited to the White House for a 4 p.m. meeting.

Obama and other leading Democrats have been pushing undecided members of the party in the House to back legislation for a sweeping overhaul of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare industry.

The House is due to vote on Sunday afternoon on Obama's top domestic legislative priority, and the final count is expected to be close.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Peter Cooney)