Trump Transition Team Call 11.29 Notes

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Washington Post: “President-elect Trump’s transition team is holding daily media calls to update the press on how the transition is progressing. We will be posting the transcripts from these calls after they happen. ”

Jason Miller, the transition team’s communications director

Tom Price is point person on repealing and replacing Obamacare

“the president-elect nominated chairman of the House Budget Committee, Congressman Tom Price, from Georgia’s 6th Congressional District as secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Price is a renowned physician who’s earned a reputation for being a tireless problem solver and really Congress’ point person on repealing and replacing Obamacare.”

Some of the legislative points of interest on Obamacare replacement

“the President-elect has laid out a number of markers, as we talk about expanding HSAs, allowing folks to be able to buy insurance across state lines, administering Medicaid at the state levels. There are number of markers that the President-elect has laid out. Obviously we’ll be expanding on that. But it’s important to point out that Dr. Price and Ms. Verma will really be our point people who will be leading the charge on this front. We’re working hand and hand with our congressional leaders and with the Vice-President-elect has been very passionate on this issue to actually come up with a plan that we go forward with.”

Sean Spicer, the Republican National Committee’s communications director

68 meetings with potential cabinet members

“The president and the vice president-elect now had 68 total meetings with people to potentially join the administration or share their ideas. And the vice president and the president-elect have received congratulation calls or spoken with over 41 world leaders.”