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National League of Cities to Hold Press Conference to Announce a New
Report on Infrastructure and Jobs
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National League
of Cities' (NLC) will hold a press conference Tuesday, March 11 at
10:00 a.m. to announce a new infrastructure report at the
organization's annual Congressional City Conference in Washington.
More than 1,500 city officials and local elected leaders have convened
for the conference to focus on and advocate for the federal policy
issues that are important to local governments.
Who: Keynote speaker Gov. Ed Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania
will be joined by Ralph Becker, Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah; Chris
Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn.; Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma
City, Okla.; Scott Smith, Mayor of Mesa, Ariz.; Michael Mandel, PPI
Chief Economic Strategist; and Diana Carew, PPI Economist.
At the afternoon general session, Gwen Ifill, co-anchor and managing
editor, Washington Week and co-anchor and managing editor of The PBS
NEWSHOUR with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will deliver a keynote,
"Politics, Policy and Reality: What's Really Going On in Washington."
Also speaking is Alejandro Mayorkas, deputy secretary of Homeland
Security, to discuss security and federal partnerships with cities.
What: The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), the National League of
Cities and Building America's Future will host a panel of experts to
comment on the necessity for investment in infrastructure. PPI will
also release a new report entitled, "Infrastructure Investment and
Economic Growth: Surveying New Post-Crisis Evidence" on this topic,
and offer recommendations to policymakers to stimulate economic
When: Press conference: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. General session: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW,
Washington, DC 20008. Press conference held in room Lincoln 4; general
(Marriott Ballroom Salons 2 & 3).
The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city
leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for
19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million
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