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Speaker Mike Johnson

Pompeo will speak at Johnson big-dollar retreat

News: Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will speak next week at Speaker Mike Johnson’s high-dollar donor event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington.

The retreat begins Sunday and runs through midday Monday. It will include Team Johnson’s top donors. Team Johnson funnels its money through the entire House GOP fundraising apparatus.

The event begins with a welcome reception on Sunday evening. At 6:30 p.m., there will be a “regulatory reform” dinner with Joe Lonsdale. Lonsdale is a venture capitalist at 8VC who has frequently appeared at GOP events over the last few years. Lonsdale is also the co-founder of Palantir, the big military contractor.

On Monday morning, Johnson will appear on a political panel with Billy Constangy, his political director, and Dan Conston, the head of CLF and AAN, the Republican leadership-aligned super PAC and non-profit.

Pompeo will appear on a panel with Johnson at 10:30 a.m.

And at 11:30 a.m., there will be a tech and AI panel with Jacob Helberg, Matt Ocko and Daniel Gross. Helberg is a policy adviser to the CEO of Palantir and a Kevin McCarthy appointee to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Ocko is the founder of DCVC. And Gross is the founder of Cue, which was acquired by Apple. And he was an early investor in Uber, Instacart and Coinbase.

These events are pretty standard for a speaker of the House.

— Jake Sherman

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