Elon Musk took to Twitter for the third time to defend his decision to attend a meeting with Trump last week.

Yesterday he said that he forced a discussion about Trump's travel restrictions and climate change and pledged to keep participating. Before the meeting he posted a statement saying that just because he serves on an advisory council "does not mean that I agree with actions by this Administration." Musk had said before that talking to Trump is better than fighting him.

Why this matters: Tech CEOs face special challenges in engaging Trump in light of some of his policies. See the statements many put out sharply criticizing the travel order. After Uber CEO's abrupt resignation from Trump's CEO council last week, the tech industry is watching to see how forcefully other tech leaders will push against Trump's policies and stand up for Silicon Valley's view of the world.

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GoodRx prices IPO at $33 per share, valued at $12.7 billion

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GoodRx, a price comparison app for prescription drugs at local pharmacies, on Tuesday night raised $1.14 billion in its IPO, Axios has learned.

By the numbers: GoodRx priced its shares at $33 a piece, above its $24-$28 per share offering range, which will give it an initial market cap of around $12.7 billion.

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House Democrats and Trump admin strike deal to avert government shutdown

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call via Getty Images

The House on Tuesday passed legislation to fund the government through Dec. 11, by a vote of 359-57.

Why it matters: The bill will avert a government shutdown when funding expires in eight days. Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said earlier that they hoped to hold a vote on the legislation on Tuesday evening.

Scoop: Meadows puts agencies on notice about staff shake-up

Internal government email obtained by Axios

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told administration officials Monday to expect senior aides to be replaced at many government agencies, according to an internal email obtained by Axios.

Behind the scenes: Meadows asked the director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office John McEntee "to look at replacing the White House Liaisons (WHLs) at many of your agencies," according to the email. "John will be working with outgoing liaisons to explore other opportunities."

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