BALTIMORE (Gray DC) -- It’s day two of the House GOP retreat in Baltimore, Maryland and Vice President Mike Pence is expected to make his way there Friday afternoon for a lunch with fellow Republicans.
Day 2 kicks off of the House Republican retreat in Baltimore, Maryland. DC Correspondent Alana Austin reports from the media filing center on what's expected to be discussed. (Source: GrayDC)
The GOP is strategizing how to win back the majority, and how to advance the issues that will be a priority leading up to the 2020 elections.
Washington Bureau Correspondent Alana Austin is on the scene with what we can expect Friday.
After hearing from President Donald Trump Thursday night, House Republicans will kick off another day of meetings in Baltimore. They’ll talk about everything from the economy and technology, to global security and foreign affairs.
Party leaders – including the Vice President – will meet with other Republicans for this annual party retreat. Members of Congress will tackle policy issues and make their case to the American public for why voters should put them back in the majority.
One challenge for Republicans is at least 15 House Republicans have announced they will not seek another term, opening the door for Democrats to flip those seats.
But top House conference leader – Missouri Congressman Jason Smith – thinks it’s Democrats who should be on defense.
"And there's some people that's been here for twenty-plus years. I think that they've served enough and it's time for new blood," said Smith.
The House Republicans are also expected to hear from other White House officials, including economic adviser Larry Kudlow and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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