Good morning from the White House basement on an overcast Friday in your nation's capital. Continuing this week's (new) trend, most of the president's meetings today are closed to the press with no planned pool sprays or POTUS remarks. The lone exception is an 11:30 a.m. "health care discussion" with House Republican committee chairs, which, as of now, features a pool spray. These chairmen and chairwomen oversee panels that have some jurisdiction over aspects of the effort to repeal and replace the Obama administration's 2010 health law. The White House provides the below list of expected attendees; your pooler will attempt to obtain more information about President Trump's other meetings, including White House aides or other officials who might be participating in his closed press meetings/phone calls.
HEALTH CARE "DISCUSSION" PARTICIPANTS (Per White House):
Vice President Mike Pence
Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) - House Budget Committee chairwoman
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) - House Ways and Means Committee chairman
Rep. Greg Walden (R-WA) - House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) - House Education and Workforce Committee chairwoman
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) - Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee chairman