LA Gov. Edwards Among Governors To Meet With President Trump Today

Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Donald Trump

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana's governor is in Washington with other governors from around the country and is scheduled to meet with President Trump today.

         Gov. John Bel Edwards' office announced the Democratic governor will attend a National Governors Association meeting.

         Besides the get-together with Trump, Edwards is scheduled to meet with FEMA's acting administrator, Robert Fenton, to discuss flood recovery and recent tornadoes that damaged Orleans and Livingston parishes.

         He'll also talk with U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, about Louisiana's request for another $2 billion in flood aid.

         Edwards also has a sit-down scheduled with Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to discuss Louisiana's Medicaid expansion. The Trump administration wants to repeal the law that created the program.


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