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Jerry Brown to Washington for dinner, government talks

Gov. Jerry Brown responds to a question concerning the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, left, that the federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.
Gov. Jerry Brown responds to a question concerning the announcement by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, left, that the federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states during a news conference at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. AP

Gov. Jerry Brown will travel to Washington, D.C. this weekend to meet with federal officials on climate change, health care and water policy, and to attend the annual Gridiron Club Dinner, the governor’s office said Thursday.

The Democratic governor travels infrequently and skipped last month’s meeting of the National Governors Association in the nation’s capital.

Brown’s office announced Thursday that the governor will meet with White House, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services officials.

He will attend the Gridiron Club Dinner, a white-tie event, as a guest of the Washington Post on Saturday.

Brown’s meetings all are private, his office said.

Call David Siders, Bee Capitol Bureau, (916) 321-1215. Follow him on Twitter @davidsiders.

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