Haley to meet with US House, Senate members

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley plans to hold her first meeting with a freshman-packed U.S. House delegation and its two veteran U.S. senators.

Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey said Friday Haley will meet Monday with freshmen Reps. Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney and Tim Scott along with U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and Rep. Joe Wilson and U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint.

Godfrey says it is the first meeting Haley will have with the delegation before the next session of Congress.

He says it's a chance to talk about budget issues, infrastructure, health care and the nuclear waste disposal site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

Godfrey said all will be at Haley's transition office on the Statehouse grounds except Scott, who will attend by phone.

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