Wed, Mar. 22, 2017: Trump meets with Congressional Black Caucus

On Wednesday, six members of the Congressional Black Caucus leadership team went to the White House and challenged President Trump on the very question he frequently posed to African-American voters on the campaign trail: “What do you have to lose?”

Led by CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the members presented and laid out the stakes in a rebuttal of a policy document entitled, “We Have A Lot To Lose: Solutions to Advance Black Families in the 21st Century.” In the hour-long meeting, which began in the cabinet room and moved into the Oval Office, the discussion ranged from community policing to health care, from voting rights to mass incarceration.

Rep. Richmond described the afternoon conference as “a meeting where both sides listened” but were also “very candid about disagreements.” Continue reading “Wed, Mar. 22, 2017: Trump meets with Congressional Black Caucus”

Wed, Mar. 22, 2017: Trump meets with Women in Healthcare Panel

President Trump dropped in at a Women in Healthcare Panel Wednesday. Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, hosted the group assembled in the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House.

With a signature piece of legislation, the American Health Care Act, headed to Capitol Hill Thursday, it was clear the upcoming vote was top of mind.

“Administrator Seema Verma is playing the leading role for us in helping us to repeal and replace Obamacare,” Trump said. “The doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals here today represent the millions of women – millions and millions – who play a vital and indispensable role in Americans’ healthcare.”

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Wed, Mar. 22, 2017: Trump attends Women in Healthcare panel, meets with Congressional Black Caucus

10:30 am: Receives his daily intelligence briefing

11:00 am: Drops by the Women in Healthcare panel hosted by Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Roosevelt Room

11:30 am: Holds a legislative affairs meeting; Roosevelt Room

3:00 pm: Meets with the Congressional Black Caucus

6:30 pm: Dinner with Secretary of State Tillerson; Residence