Freedom Caucus on Retreat to Discuss 2017 Policy Priorities

Meadows compiling list of harmful regulations he wants Trump to repeal

North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows is discussing “harmful” regulations with the Freedom Caucus on a retreat this weekend that he wants President-elect Donald Trump to repeal. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows is discussing “harmful” regulations with the Freedom Caucus on a retreat this weekend that he wants President-elect Donald Trump to repeal. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted December 3, 2016 at 2:21pm

The House Freedom Caucus is on retreat this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, to discuss policy priorities and ways it can work with the incoming Trump administration, a spokeswoman said. 

Among the topics the group of roughly 40 conservatives are discussing is a repeal of the 2010 health care law and immigration issues, including enhanced border security, implementing E-Verify and defunding sanctuary cities, the spokeswoman said. 

Strategies for dealing with the March deadline for raising the government’s borrowing authority and the fiscal 2017 and 2018 appropriations processes are also on the agenda. 

North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, who is seeking to become the next Freedom Caucus chairman, led a discussion on a list he has compiled of more than 100 “harmful” regulations, according to the spokeswoman. Meadows plans to provide the list to President-elect Donald Trump and suggest he repeal the rules after he is sworn into office.