On January 29, 2018 -- the eve of President Trump’s historic first State of the Union address -- influential lawmakers and plugged-in political analysts previewed the president’s speech and looked ahead to the coming legislative year at a live news event at The Washington Post.
Speakers also assessed the first year of the Trump presidency, discussed the 2018 policy agenda and addressed the opportunities and obstacles for finding common ground on Capitol Hill.
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald J. Trump, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about a classified House Intelligence Committee memo alleging abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Donald J. Trump, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about workplace sexual harassment and the impact of the #MeToo movement.
Counselor to President Donald J. Trump
Kellyanne Conway is currently serving as Counselor to President Donald Trump and recently served as the Campaign Manager to the Trump-Pence Presidential campaign, becoming the first woman to successfully manage a presidential campaign. Conway is also the Founder and former President of The Polling Company, Inc./WomanTrend, currently in its 21st year of operation.
Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about her expectations for the Democratic Party during the 2018 midterm elections.
Democratic Leader, U.S. House of Representatives
Nancy Pelosi is the Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives for the 114th Congress. From 2007 to 2011, Pelosi served as Speaker of the House, the first woman to do so in American history. For 30 years, Leader Pelosi has represented San Francisco, California's 12th District, in Congress. She has led House Democrats for more than 12 years and previously served as House Democratic Whip.
Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer discusses FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s decision to step down and whether it will impact the president's State of the Union address.
Former Chairwoman, Democratic National Committee
Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is the former Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). For over 40 years Brazile, former Vice-Chair of Civic Engagement and Voter Participation, has been an active member of the Democratic Party.
Former White House Press Secretary
Ari Fleischer served as White House press secretary for President George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2003. He previously served as the senior communications adviser and spokesman for the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign.
Rep. Eric Swalwell
Congressman Eric Swalwell was elected to represent California’s Fifteenth Congressional District in 2012 and is now in his third term. He serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Judiciary Committee, and is the top Democrat on the Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
President, American Continental Group
David Urban joined the Trump campaign working as an adviser in the Pennsylvania and Indiana primaries and later moved to the Republican Convention in Cleveland where he served as the campaign’s senior political liaison. After the convention, Urban was named as a Senior Adviser on the campaign.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) spoke at The Washington Post on January 29, 2018 about the issues they agree and disagree on with the president.
Sen. Shelley Moore Capito
Senator Shelley Moore Capito was elected to the United States Senate in 2014. She is the first female U.S. Senator in West Virginia’s history, and serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Rules and Administration Committee, and the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Sen. Angus King
Senator Angus King was sworn in as Maine’s first Independent United States Senator in 2013. Senator King is a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, the Committee on the Budget, and the Committee on Rules and Administration.
On January 29, Catherine Monson, Chief Executive Officer of FASTSIGNS International, delivers sponsor remarks at The Washington Post.
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