Haley meets with SC's Washington leaders
Sun, 12 Dec 2010 20:01:25 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Governor-Elect Nikki Haley met Monday with South Carolina's US House and Senate members to put a game plan in place.
The meeting at the Statehouse brought together several leaders in Washington to discuss the main issues facing the state and how to deal with them.
Freshmen Rep. Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy and Mick Mulvaney along with House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, Rep. Joe Wilson and Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint were all in attendance. Rep. Tim Scott called in over the phone.
Haley said it was a good start and everyone is on the same page to work together on the same issues.Related Stories State Revenue Department director resigning Senator expects demand for tax increases, Haley opposes concept Haley taps lawyer as new LLR chief
"There were no egos in that room," Haley stated at a press conference following the meeting. "It was a group of people that understood what South Carolina needed to come together.
At the top of the list; immigration, health care and a nuclear waste site in Nevada.
The meeting was the first of its kind according to Sen. Lindsey Graham.
"I've never been involved in a meeting like this where all of us where in the same room," Graham explained. "The Governor-Elect putting out her priorities, what she would like to see happen here in South Carolina and how we can be good teammates in Washington."
But Haley says it will not be the last time they will be together. She is planning a quarterly meeting with all of them.