Boehner to huddle with new Republican governors
House Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) will host a meeting Wednesday with more than a dozen newly elected GOP governors, his office announced today.
The summit, which will also include Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top congressional Republicans, is slated to take place on the eve of President Obama's bipartisan meeting with the new governors, announced by the White House earlier this month.
"Washington doesn't have all the answers, and the best solutions usually come from outside the Beltway," Boehner said in a statement. "Republicans may still be outnumbered in Washington, but with the American people and reform-minded governors standing with us, there's a lot we can do together to stop runaway government spending and help small businesses get back to creating jobs. "
At the meeting, Boehner and the governors are expected to address Republicans' top agenda items heading into the new Congress, including spending, job creation and repeal of the federal health care overhaul.
Among the 15 governors-elect expected to attend are Alabama's Robert Bentley, Florida's Rick Scott, Iowa's Terry Branstad, Kansas's Sam Brownback, Maine's Paul LePage, Michigan's Rick Snyder, Nevada's Brian Sandoval, New Mexico's Susana Martinez, Ohio's John Kasich, Oklahoma's Mary Fallin, Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett, South Carolina's Nikki Haley, South Dakota's Dennis Daugaard, Tennessee's Bill Haslam and Wyoming's Matt Mead.
| November 29, 2010; 4:27 PM ET
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