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GOP lawmakers set for packed schedule at Philly retreat

GOP lawmakers set for packed schedule at Philly retreat
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House and Senate Republicans gathering Wednesday in Philadelphia for their three-day issues retreat will get a pep talk from NFL great Peyton Manning, hear from British Prime Minister Theresa May, and jam to music from White Ford Bronco.

But the main attraction will be President Trump.

The newly sworn-in president is slated to address lawmakers during lunch Thursday as Republicans — now in full control of government — try to plot out their 2017 legislative agenda on such issues as ObamaCare, tax reform, border security and infrastructure.

Vice President Pence will also be on hand at Loews Hotel in downtown Philadelphia, according to an internal schedule of events obtained by The Hill. Pence, who spent a dozen years in the House, will be interviewed by author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek during a dinner event on Wednesday night; he’ll also huddle with lawmakers again Thursday after Trump speaks.

May will follow Pence that afternoon.

According to the schedule, both Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanEarmarks look to be making a comeback Former staffers push Congress for action on sexual harassment measure House Republicans need history lesson in battle over next leader MORE (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGraham backs bill to protect Mueller Grassley defends acting AG against calls for recusal Former staffers push Congress for action on sexual harassment measure MORE (R-Ky.) will kick off the “Congress of Tomorrow” retreat Wednesday by laying out their 200-day legislative agenda to rank-and-file members.

While GOP senators meet that afternoon, House members will hear from polling firm The Winston Group on “What Working and Middle Income People Want from their Government.” Pollster Frank Luntz will host a "fireside chat" Wednesday night.

Lawmakers also will have an opportunity to attend several bicameral workshops. They include one on tax reform hosted by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyOvernight Health Care — Presented by The Partnership for Safe Medicines — Juul halts retail sales for most flavored e-cigs | CDC confirms 90 cases of rare polio-like illness | Physicians push back on Trump plans to redefine gender On The Money: Amazon taps New York, Northern Virginia for new offices | What it means for the DC area | Dems target vulnerable commerce chief | Earmarks look to be making a comeback Brady outlines lame-duck tax priorities MORE (R-Texas) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchCongress braces for high-drama lame duck Trump to award Medal of Freedom to Babe Ruth, Elvis, Scalia, Hatch How much power do states have? Supreme Court holds the answer MORE (R-Utah). Others focused on the military and healthcare are titled “Keeping America Strong” and “Keeping Our Promise on Health Care.”

At a dinner Thursday night, lawmakers will hear from Manning and new Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who is former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s niece.

After dinner, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will host a “celebration” featuring White Ford Bronco.

Just six months ago, there was a very different type of political gathering in the City of Brotherly Love: Democrats picked their 2016 presidential nominee, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense — Presented by Raytheon — First lady's office pushes for ouster of national security aide | Trump taps retired general as ambassador to Saudis | Mattis to visit border troops | Record number of female veterans to serve in Congress Election Countdown: Lawsuits fly in Florida recount fight | Nelson pushes to extend deadline | Judge says Georgia county violated Civil Rights Act | Biden, Sanders lead 2020 Dem field in poll | Bloomberg to decide on 2020 by February What midterm exit polls tell us about 2020 MORE.