"We will continue to work with the Administration, in addition to House and Senate members, on both sides of the aisle who are standing with us to create jobs, fund projects and improve our communities.
"Mayors are keenly aware of the current fiscal climate and that this $3.8 trillion dollar budget is only one of many proposals, from Democrats and Republicans, that we will examine and debate.
"Some of the budget ideas being proposed by members of Congress would likely be even more harmful to our cities than some of the provisions in the President's budget. We will be vigilant in expressing our opposition to budget ideas that are not in the best interests of our cities. We are committed to working to advance initiatives that help cities to move forward and sustain the economic recovery that has already begun."
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