Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was among the governors who met with President-elect Joe Biden Thursday to discuss improving coordination between the federal and state responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Baker was one of 10 governors who took part in the video conference as part of the National Governors Association's executive committee. A few, like Baker, are Republicans.
Biden promised the governors that, when he takes office, he and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will "both want to work with you and the Congress on a bipartisan basis to make sure you get the resources you need."
Biden's transition team had announced Wednesday that Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris plan Thursday to meet virtually with the group in Wilmington, Delaware.
Baker serves on the executive committee, which is chaired by NGA Chairman Andrew Cuomo, the New York governor.
After the virtual meeting, Biden and Harris planned to deliver remarks.
During his 2020 presidential campaign, Biden vowed to reach out to the governor of every state, as well as other local officials, to figure out what support they need to respond to the ongoing pandemic.