President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday will meet with key administration officials as part of a national relaxation holiday, including Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and former Gov.
In addition, they’ll meet with the House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman, Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va., and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R–Tenn.
The presidents will hold a meeting on Thursday with the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Administrator Rob Nabors, and the head at the Department of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge.
The president and vice president are scheduled to speak at a meeting of the White House Council on Environmental Quality on Thursday.
Trump is also scheduled to host a White House event with governors on Thursday, with the event to focus on a number of topics, including a meeting with the governors of New York and New Jersey on how they can strengthen air quality and energy conservation efforts.
Trump and Pence have been discussing ways to ease the pressure on states to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
While the two-day event will include a briefing on the president’s climate plan, Trump and his wife Melania will be joined by several members of his Cabinet and Cabinet secretaries.
The administration has promised to announce the names of key officials to participate in the event in the coming days.
On Thursday, Trump is expected to meet with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D (Md.), and House Minority Policy Chair Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), as well as a number other members of Congress, including Reps.
Mark Pocan, D, N.C., and Nydia Velazquez, D.N.Y. Pelosi is also expected to attend.
The meeting comes as Trump and congressional Democrats are pressing Trump to end the federal investigation into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.
Last week, Trump asked the FBI to drop its investigation, which is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.