President Barack Obama will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday to discuss the first steps of his first major legislative effort since taking office, a White House official said.
The official, who was not authorized to discuss internal deliberations, said the president is planning to announce a series of bills on issues ranging from infrastructure and consumer protection to healthcare.
The administration has focused on passing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, and is moving ahead with a tax overhaul.
Obama has said he wants to push ahead with his healthcare effort but has said there is no time frame for the legislation.
Obama and his administration are facing intense pressure to produce the first major piece of legislation since taking the Oval Office.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., has said the goal is to get legislation done by the end of the year.
Obama and Trump have been locked in a war of words since the president signed a temporary executive order on Jan. 25 that halted federal hiring for six months and required most undocumented immigrants to register with the government.
Trump later said the executive order was “not a travel ban,” but the president has since changed his tune, saying it was a travel order.
Trump has called the executive action “watered down” and has repeatedly called Obama a “disgrace” for signing it.
The president has also said he is open to working with Congress on a comprehensive immigration bill, which Obama has rejected.
The administration’s latest efforts to craft a comprehensive bill are focused on the Affordable Healthcare Act.
Obama has vowed to sign legislation soon that would expand coverage to millions of uninsured Americans and repeal the law’s taxes and regulations.