Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and expected Speaker-to-be Rep. John Boehner met Wednesday morning for the first time since the election. The unannounced meeting the two men who will lead the next Congress took place in Reid's office suite in the Capitol.
Aides to the Nevada Democrat and the Republican from Ohio said the two leaders agreed neither office would provide advance notice of the meeting or any read-out of what they discussed.
The ability of Reid and Boehner to forge a working relationship could play a major role in whether much gets done in the new Congress. One key challenge for them will be melding competing House and Senate bills into legislation that both the Republican-controlled House and the Democratic-controlled Senate can adopt.