WASHINGTON—Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is flying here Monday morning for two days of meetings: with the Democratic Governors Association, a White House climate panel he was just appointed to and a huddle with at least one cabinet secretary.
On Monday, Quinn is scheduled to participate in a series of events for the DGA, the political organization dedicated to electing and retaining Democratic governors. The DGA is expected to bolster Quinn’s 2014 re-election campaign. The DGA is hosting its annual meeting at the St. Regis Hotel and holiday party at Union Station today.
On Tuesday, Quinn is scheduled to attend a meeting of President Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, a panel created on Nov. 1. Quinn was tapped by Obama for the panel one of eight governors. All but one—the governor of Guam—are Democratic governors.
According to the White House, the panel is “to advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change.”
Also Tuesday, Quinn has a meeting set with Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx. According to Quinn spokesman Brooke Anderson, Quinn’s agenda includes the South Suburban airport, a Mississippi River bridge near East St. Louis, the Circle Interchange, other highway project, high speed rail and mass transit. State