Brown to talk water, health care and climate change in DC

Mar 12, 2015 1:41 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown's office says he is heading to Washington, D.C. to meet with federal officials on issues of water, climate change and health care.

Brown left California Thursday, but his office provided few details of the upcoming meetings.

Spokesman Evan Westrup says Brown will meet with federal officials from the White House, the State Department, Department of Interior and Department of Health and Human Services.

Westrup says these issues demand attention, and "progress depends on close collaboration with the federal government."

He said more details about the meetings would be released Friday. There are no plans for Brown to meet with President Barack Obama.

The 76-year-old Democrat also will attend the Gridiron Club Dinner on Saturday as a guest of the Washington Post.

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