Governors from around the country will trickle into Washington on Friday for this weekend’s National Governors Association winter meeting, as many of them are preparing to deal with the March 1 federal spending cuts known as the sequester.
Here’s a look at the schedule of events for the governors over the next couple of days:
On Friday: Democratic Governors Associaton Chairman Peter Shumlin (Vt.) is speaking Friday morning at the Politico State Solutions Conference. Govs. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.), Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) and Scott Walker (R-Wisc.) will speak at the conference at 3 p.m. Watch live here.
Members of the DGA will meet with President Obama and Vice President Biden at 11 a.m. at the White House.
On Saturday: The meeting’s opening sessions include panels on business, cybersecurity and employing persons with disabilities.
On Sunday: The governors will fan out to Sunday news shows. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) and Deval Patrick (R-Mass.) will be on NBC’s Meet the Press. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.), Bob McDonnell (R-Va.), Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) and John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) will go on CBS’s Face the Nation. Jack Markell (D-Del.) and Wisconsin’s Walker will appear on Fox News Sunday.
President Obama will host a reception for the governors at the White House on Sunday evening.
On Monday: The governors will hear from television star health guru Dr. Mehmet Oz before another final meeting at the White House.