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Sununu to visit White House, attend Romney retreat in Utah

By DAN TUOHY
New Hampshire Union Leader

June 06. 2017 2:08PM
Gov. Chris Sununu, R-NH, while campaigning in 2016 at the Puritan Backroom. (Dan Tuohy / UNION LEADER)



Gov. Chris Sununu will attend a White House summit on President Donald Trump’s proposed infrastructure program Thursday before flying to Utah for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s E2 Summit.

The White House event will feature state and local leaders and focus on Trump’s promise for a 10-year, $1 trillion improvement stimulus plan.

Sununu is then scheduled to fly to Utah for the E2 Summit at Deer Valley. He plans to be there Friday and Saturday.

E2, which stands for “Experts and Enthusiasts,” is an invite-only retreat created by Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.

This year’s summit at the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City will include House Speaker Paul Ryan, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and business leaders. Former Vice President Joe Biden, a Delaware Democrat who recently launched a leadership PAC, also will attend, Fortune reported.

The “Friends of Chris Sununu” committee is paying for the trip to Utah, according to the governor’s office.

Trump talked often about the need to fix America’s infrastructure on the campaign trail. His proposed $1 trillion program, which will need congressional approval, comes as the President faces continued scrutiny for firing FBI Director James Comey. On Thursday, when some of the nation’s governors, like Sununu, are at the White House, Comey is scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill.

The infrastructure plan will focus on roads, rail, and airports. Part of the plan features privatization of air traffic control, which Trump calls outdated. According to the White House, the Federal Aviation Administration is mired in bureaucracy.

dtuohy@unionleader.com


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