President Bush will meet with Senate Democratic Party leader at the White House today, as he continues to search for common ground with the winners of Tuesday's congressional elections.
The meeting with Reid and other party leaders takes place one day after Democrat Jim Webb was officially named the winner in the Virginia Senate race over Republican incumbent George Allen.
The outcome gives the Democrats control of both houses of Congress for the first time in 12 years. Reid is expected to become Senate Majority Leader when the new Congress convenes in January. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, who is poised to become the first female Speaker of the House, met with President Bush Thursday.
She said Democrats look forward to making progress on problems facing the country. President Bush congratulated the Democrats, and called on both parties to set aside differences and work on important issues.