81st WINTER MEETING OF THE UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYORS
Thursday, January 17 - Saturday, January 19 | Capitol Hilton Hotel | Washington, D.C.
Mayors to Meet on The Fiscal Cliff Agreement, Sequestration, Gun Control, Job Creation, Hurricane Sandy Response
Jan. 9, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vice President Biden will address the nation's mayors on
Thursday, January 17
at the Opening Plenary Luncheon of the 81
Winter Meeting of The U.S. Conference of Mayors at the Capitol Hilton Hotel.
More than 270 of the nation's mayors will convene in
in the midst the Presidential Inaugural to meet with Congressional leaders and Administration officials to push for a balanced approach to deficit reduction and sequestration cuts, as well as measures to spur jobs and economic growth in America's cities and metropolitan areas that are still plagued with high unemployment. Other issues topping the agenda are gun control and school safety, Hurricane Sandy response, immigration, and the threat to tax exempt municipal bonds.
Other confirmed speakers include:
Thursday, Jan 17:
, Education Secretary
, Energy Secretary
of Zogby Analytics, Singer "MC Hammer"
Friday, Jan 18:
Health and Human Services Secretary
, Transportation Secretary
, Labor Secretary
, FCC Chairman
, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, AK Senator
, CDF Founder and Pres.
Marian Wright Edelman
New York City
, Americans for the Arts President and CEO
, Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, Singer "Mario," Music Group "The Roots"
Saturday, Jan 19:
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Export-Import Bank President and Chairman
, Army Corps of Engineers Dir.
, USICH Ex. Dir.
, Singer John Legend
All sessions are OPEN to the press unless otherwise indicated (EVENING EVENTS ARE CLOSED). All press MUST register to attend the meeting at
. A DRAFT AGENDA and list of PRE-REGISTERED MAYORS are available at
. On-site registration will also be available
with the proper press credentials
at the Capital Hilton - 2
Floor in the Pan American Room during the meeting. Further media logistics about the Vice President's address are forthcoming.
to Address The USCM Leadership: Philadelphia, PA Mayor
, USCM President (D) Mesa, AZ Mayor
, USCM Vice President (R) Sacramento, CA Mayor
, USCM Second Vice President (D) Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director + More than 270 U.S. Mayors
Opening Plenary Luncheon of 81
Winter Meeting of The U.S. Conference of Mayors
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at
Capitol Hilton Hotel | Presidential Ballroom – 2
Floor | 1001 16
St, NW |
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