GOVERNORS’ MEETING: Branstad In D.C.
Gov. Terry Branstad is in Washington, D.C. Monday, as the nation’s governors meet at the White House.
The governors had dinner with President Obama Sunday night as part of their winter conference.
Monday it’s back to the White House where the president will urge them to team up for what he calls a “year of action.” The president’s message is expected to be, “if Congress won’t act…then the White House will work with states directly to get things done.”
Raising the minimum wage and how Washington can help create jobs back home are the focus.
Monday afternoon the president sits down with governors of the western states to talk about the devastating impact of this year’s historic drought.