*From:* "Johnson, Jenna" <xxx@washpost.com> *Date:* August 12, 2017 at 3:35:36 PM EDT
*Subject:* *Pool Report No. 3*

The president came into the ballroom at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster at 3:33 p.m. He was greeted by a line of veterans representatives (list of names at the bottom) who had been standing and waiting for him for 30 minutes.
Earlier at 3:30pm,Department of Veterans AffairsSecretary DavidShulkin came out to provide some information about theVeterans Affairs Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017. He said the legislation willexpand the VA's ability to hire medical center directors in the VA, authorizes leases with 28 new facilities where veterans can go for care and allows veterans to receive care faster.
Trump is going to comment on Charlottesville but is first shaking hands.

*External Participants:*

Verna Jones, Executive Director, American Legion

Mark Lucas, Executive Director, Concerned Veterans for America

Robert Bob Carey, GOP Vets

Michael Little, Director of Legislative Affairs and Government Relations, Association of the United States Navy

Matt Shuman-Timm, Director, Legislative Division, American Legion

Daniel Caldwell, Director of Policy, Concerned Veterans for America

Charles Robbins, Department of New Jersey Officer, American Legion

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