Friday, February 20, 2009

Mayors Meet with President Obama

Today, I led a delegation of close 80 mayors who were invited for a meeting with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden in Washington, as well as with members of his cabinet, Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr., Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and White House Senior Staff in Washington D.C.
As President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, and mayor of one of the most amazing cities in the country, I was honored to be invited to this meeting with President Obama and his Cabinet to discuss the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the President’s plan for mortgage foreclosure relief.
It is refreshing and encouraging to see that we have an Administration who understands that cities are the economic engines of America and that mayors are in the front lines of the economic crisis, and are in touch with what needs to be done to stimulate our economy and get people back to work.

Click HERE to see President Obama’s and Vice President Biden’s remarks to the mayors.

Click HERE to view the Mayor's Press Conference in Washington D.C.

- Manny