The Economy, Jobs, Innovation and Transportation Top Agenda During Three-Day Session with More Than 50 New Mayors
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under the leadership of USCM President Mesa (AZ) Mayor Scott Smith and a week before the President's State of the Union Address, more than 280 of the nation's mayors are convening in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton to meet with Congressional leaders and Administration officials and to urge Congress to continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to spur job creation and economic growth in America's cities and metropolitan areas, many of which are still plagued with high unemployment.
While in Washington, ALL mayors attending the Winter Meeting will spend the afternoon at the White House on Thursday, January 23, 2014 for an afternoon of policy discussions with Senior Administration Officials, a conversation with members of the Cabinet, remarks from President Barack Obama, and a reception in honor of mayors attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting.
During the opening day of the meeting (Wednesday, January 22), Mayors released economic data showing employment and economic growth projections for 2014 in all of the nation's 363 metropolitan areas. Mayors also released a clean energy survey highlighting local action in over 250 cities to advance innovative technologies that reduce energy use and consumption. More information is available at www.usmayors.org.
All business sessions of the mayors' meeting at the Capital Hilton are OPEN to the press unless otherwise indicated (EVENING EVENTS ARE CLOSED). All press MUST register to attend the meeting at http://usmayors.org/82ndWinterMeeting/press_registration.asp. A DRAFT AGENDA and list of PRE-REGISTERED MAYORS are available at www.usmayors.org. On-site registration will also be available with the proper press credentials at the Capital Hilton - 2nd Floor in the Pan American Room during the meeting.
The Conference is proud to announce that Citi is the title sponsor for the Winter Meeting. Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
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