Mark Meadows joins White House negotiators in relief package talks while still a congressman

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Mark Meadows has one foot planted in the executive branch and the other the legislative branch of the federal government.

The Republican North Carolina representative and incoming White House chief of staff spent Tuesday on Capitol Hill as a member of the Trump White House team to negotiate the terms of a coronavirus financial relief package.

Meadows, 60, is slated to take over as the president’s chief of staff soon but hasn’t yet resigned from the western North Carolina House seat he’s held since 2013.