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Missouri Gov. Greitens to meet with Trump in Washington over the weekend

Mar 24, 2017

Updated March 27 with details of governor's visit — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is returning to Missouri after spending time in Washington addressing a major conference promoting U.S.-Israel ties and talking policy with federal officials, including President Donald Trump.

The Republican governor addressed thousands at the policy conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee, also known as AIPAC. Greitens is Missouri’s first Jewish governor.

Greitens aide Austin Chambers said the governor also attended a bill signing with Trump and met with several Cabinet members, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue.

Greitens’ visit came shortly after the GOP-led U.S. House canceled a scheduled vote Friday on a bill to replace the federal health care law passed under former President Barack Obama. Greitens had encouraged passage of the bill on Twitter.

The trip marked the fourth time Greitens has visited Washington since his January inauguration. Last month, Vice President Mike Pence was in Missouri to talk about job growth in St. Louis and went with Greitens to the Jewish cemetery where dozens of headstones were vandalized.
 

Original story from March 24: 

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will visit Washington this weekend to talk policy with federal officials, including President Donald Trump.

Greitens' spokesman, Parker Briden, said in an email Friday that the governor will meet with the president and Trump's nominee for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, to talk about Missouri's policy priorities.

The Republican's trip comes after the GOP-led U.S. House canceled a scheduled vote on a bill to replace the federal health care law passed under former President Barack Obama. Greitens had encouraged passage of the bill on Twitter.

This will be the fourth time Greitens has visited Washington since his January inauguration. Last month, Vice President Mike Pence was in Missouri to talk about job growth in St. Louis and went with Greitens to the Jewish cemetery where dozens of headstones were vandalized.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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