December 16, 2018
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LePage offers no details on Monday meeting with Trump

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Donald Trump shakes hands with Maine Gov. Paul LePage at a rally in Portland, March 3, 2016.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage was back in Washington, D.C., for a scheduled Monday meeting with President Donald Trump and three other Republican governors.

The meeting was scheduled from 11:35 a.m. to 12:40 p.m., according to online versions of Trump’s daily schedule. However, Trump’s plans on Monday were interrupted by his address around 11 a.m. about the Sunday night mass shooting in Las Vegas that killed at least 58 concert-goers.

A topic for the gathering wasn’t mentioned. Spokespeople for LePage and the three other governors didn’t answer questions about the meeting on Monday.

But The Concord Monitor reported that the meeting with Trump and the three governors was still expected to take place and that New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, who also was scheduled to attend, hoped to discuss regulatory reform.

LePage last met with Trump in June on energy issues. He was with Vice President Mike Pence last month to lobby for passage of the stalled Graham-Cassidy bill that would have replaced the Affordable Care Act.

In addition to Trump, LePage and Sununu, Govs. Matt Bevin of Kentucky and Phil Bryant of Mississippi were scheduled to attend Monday’s meeting. Bevin and Bryant also endorsed Graham-Cassidy, but Sununu opposed it.


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