Gov. Bill Walker and other new governors are meeting today with President Obama and members of his Cabinet. According to news accounts, he will join six other newly elected governors, both Republican and Democrat, at the White House. Walker is the only independent governor elected last month and the only one who has been sworn in so far.
Here’s a description of the meeting that I received from Walker’s spokesperson:
The day will begin with lunch and discussion with the Vice President, followed by 30 minute briefings and discussions with Cabinet Members. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, among others, will participate. The day will conclude with a discussion with the President and other senior White House officials.