This morning, President Donald J. Trump is welcoming about 40 of the Nation’s governors to the White House for a business session covering infrastructure, workforce development, opioids, school safety, and other important issues facing America in the year ahead.
The governors are in town for a winter meeting of the National Governors Association, a bipartisan organization founded in 1908. Thirty-three of the Nation’s governors are Republicans, 16 are Democrats, and one is an independent. Of the 16 Democrats, 11 are expected to join the President today.
The governors will attend 8 working sessions with senior Administration officials, with topics including:
- Improving investment in American infrastructure
- Addressing barriers to workforce development
- Bringing down healthcare costs through better competition
- Driving rural prosperity and growth
- Combating America’s opioid crisis
- Reforming U.S. prisons to reduce repeat offenses
- Keeping our schools safe and protecting children from violent crime
Bonus read: Learn how President Trump’s infrastructure plan will boost the role of states.