Washington (CNN) -– The highly anticipated ‘golf summit’ between political rivals has found its fourth player: Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich will join President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and Vice President Joe Biden on the links June 18.
Boehner tweeted Friday, “Joining POTUS and VPOTUS for golf on June 18; the 4th will be Gov. @JohnKasich. #nomulligans”
The politically-divided foursome will have much to discuss while on the course: House Republicans have been in fierce negotiations with the White House over increasing the federal debt limit, which must receive congressional approval by early August. Biden is leading deficit-reduction negotiations between Democrats and Republicans.
While Kasich isn’t directly involved in the federal debt talks, he served as chairman of the House Budget Committee in the 1990s, and has been caught up in his own state’s budget process for much of his term. Kasich was elected Ohio’s governor last November.
On Tuesday, Boehner told reporters he was getting his stroke ready for the big game.
“I gotta get my golf game in shape,” Boehner said. "I played so bad yesterday and it was nothing to brag about. So I gotta get my golf game in shape.”