Update: Sununu trip to White House for meeting with Trump altered by Las Vegas shooting

For the Monitor
Monday, October 02, 2017

Governor Chris Sununu heads to the White House on Monday to meet with President Donald Trump, but his schedule has been altered because of the shooting in Las Vegas.

New Hampshire’s Republican governor was scheduled to attend a regulation summit in the East Room of the White House at 11 a.m. with the President, but that meeting was canceled as Trump prepared to address the nation.

A later meeting with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, scheduled to take place behind closed doors in the Oval Office with Sununu and fellow GOP Govs. Paul LePage of Maine, Matt Bevin of Kentucky and Phil Bryant of Mississippi is still expected to take place.

Sununu told the Monitor early Monday morning that he expected to discuss “regulatory reform and strategies, among other things.”

Soon after being inaugurated in January, Sununu asked executive department heads to put together a list of state regulations that could be eliminated. As a result of that list, the governor announced in July that more than 1,500 regulations needed to go. He signed an executive order that allowed hundreds of state government regulations to expire with no further action. Other regulations he would like eliminated will need to be approved by state lawmakers.

Sununu has been to the White House a couple of times already this year, but this is expected to be the first time he’s taken part in a small-sized meeting with the president in the Oval Office.