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Ohl and Moenning visit White House as part of special invitation

August 24, 2018

NORFOLK - Madison County Commissioner Christian Ohl and Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning recently visited the White House along with other government representatives throughout the state.

They made a quick trip there last Thursday, had a self-guided tour of the White House, and were able to learn a lot of information.

Ohl says there were a number of great speakers who spoke at the event.

“We got to talk to the Deputy Assistant to the President, Director of Internal Government Affairs Doug Hoelscher, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education Frank Brogan, Preston Cory Director of Intergovernmental Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Assistant to the President and Senior Counselor Kellyanne Conway spoke.”

Ohl says Vice President Mike Pence even made an appearance and spoke to them.

He says something like this has never happened before where the Federal Government has reached out to the local level.

Ohl says they’re the 24th state to visit the White House and while they were there, local representatives from Kansas were also there.

He says the Federal Government hopes to get local representatives from all 50 states to the White House by the end of October.

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