Washington D.C. — While there are no plans for Governor Jerry Brown to meet with President Barack Obama, he hit the ground running in his visit to Washington D.C.
This morning, while heading into the White House for meetings, Brown blasted Republicans for their stance on immigration reform, saying the GOP has declared war on millions of people, including those who sympathize with them. Yesterday, California joined 13 other states and the District of Columbia in filing a friend-of-the-court brief (Washington AC brief) in support of the U.S. government’s emergency request that President Obama’s immigration executive actions move forward.
Brown also met with officials from the U.S. Departments of State, Interior and Health and Human Services on issues concerning water, climate change and health care. These issues demand attention, according to Brown’s office, which states “progress depends on close collaboration with the federal government.” Brown plans to shortly hold a press conference highlighting his meetings.