Trump Cabinet members attended mining lobby meeting at Trump hotel: report – The Hill

Three members of President’s Trump Cabinet attended the National Mining Association’s board of directors meeting at the Trump International Hotel in Washington this week. 

The Washington Post reported that Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossPence to address Koch brothers event next month UK leaders threaten Boeing over new US tariffs on Canadian jets US slaps steep tariffs on Canadian jets MORE, Energy Secretary Rick PerryJames (Rick) Richard PerryPerry seeking to prop up nuclear, coal plants Overnight Energy: Interior watchdog probes Zinke’s charter jet use Energy Department backs .7B in loans for Georgia nuclear plant MORE and Labor Secretary Alexander AcostaRene (Alex) Alexander AcostaOvernight Regulation: SEC chief grilled over hack | Dems urge Labor chief to keep Obama overtime rule | Russia threatens Facebook over data storage law House, Senate Dems urge action on international labor law violations How Trump is doing at cutting regs MORE made appearances at the annual meeting held just blocks from the White House.

Interior Secretary Ryan ZinkeRyan Keith ZinkeZinke under federal investigation for speech to NHL team: report Overnight Regulation: Senate panel approves driverless car bill | House bill to change joint-employer rule advances | Treasury to withdraw proposed estate tax rule | Feds delaying Obama methane leak rule Overnight Energy: Dems take on Trump’s chemical safety pick MORE was initially set to attend, but was unable to due to travel, the Post reported.

At the meeting, Ross spoke at a general session, Acosta joined association members for lunch and Perry spoke at a breakfast — an address he posted about on Twitter.

Luke Popovich, a spokesman for the National Mining Association, told the Post that Obama administration officials, such as former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and former Energy Secretary Steven Chu, have made appearances at the group’s meetings in the past.

The meeting comes amid efforts by the Trump administration to roll back dozens of regulations. The real estate mogul-turned-president vowed on the campaign trail to lift restrictions on mining.  

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