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In a meeting with President Trump Monday morning, governors of both parties told the president — along with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price — they don't want their constituents to lose health coverage.

"We do not want one citizen to lose health care," Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, told reporters at a Capitol Hill briefing after the meeting. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, a Republican, echoed this and added: "What i heard today made me feel good." But they didn't give any details, and a presentation given to the governors on Saturday morning analyzing the House GOP Obamacare repeal and replacement plan showed millions of people losing coverage.

Later, Sandoval said he got the impression that the Trump administration will put out a plan, and not just defer to Congress on the whole issue. "The message that we got was two to three weeks before we see some specifics," he said.

The governors spoke in vague terms about the meeting, but what to do about Medicaid expansion — and the tension between states who took it and those that didn't — did come up.

"What I heard is they want to ensure no states are penalized. Because it works both ways," Sandoval, the governor of an expansion state, said. He was referencing the GOP's particularly difficult Medicaid conundrum: States that took the expansion don't want to lose federal funding for the expansion population, while states that didn't expand say it's not fair for some states to get more Medicaid money than others.

Sandoval said his support for a per capita cap, the current leading Medicaid reform plan coming out of the House that would limit federal funding per enrollee, depends on how the cap is designed.

Why this matters: Governors' support for the GOP Obamacare repeal and replacement plan is still up in the air, as are the details of the plan itself. Republican governors' support is crucial.

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Scoop: Trump-backed Perdue says he wouldn’t have certified Georgia 2020 results

Perdue at a December 2020 campaign event in Columbus, Ga. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Georgia gubernatorial candidate David Perdue wouldn’t have signed the certification of the state’s 2020 election results if he had been governor at the time, the former Senate Republican told Axios.

  • “Not with the information that was available at the time and not with the information that has come out now. They had plenty of time to investigate this. And I wouldn’t have signed it until those things had been investigated and that’s all we were asking for," he said.

Why it matters: There has been no evidence widespread fraud took place in Georgia's elections last year and the November results were counted three times, once by hand.

Beijing Olympics: These countries have announced diplomatic boycotts

Photo: Zhang Qiang/VCG via Getty Images

Several countries, including Canada and Australia, have announced they will join the U.S. in a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics to protest human rights abuses committed by China's government.

Driving the news: Leaders have faced pressure from human rights groups and others to boycott the Games, pointing to the ongoing genocide of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in China's Xinjiang region and other abuses.

Biden directs federal government to become carbon neutral by 2050

President Biden speaking to reporters outside of the White House on Dec. 8.

President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that requires the federal government achieve multiple goals related to reducing its carbon emissions, including achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Why it matters: Meeting the objectives of the order would require a massive investment by the federal government to buy electric vehicles, upgrade buildings and change how it procures electricity.