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Mayors Call on Obama for Help Creating Jobs

Monday, 20 Jun 2011 06:46 PM

 

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WASHINGTON — City mayors are urging President Barack Obama to help create jobs by spending more on infrastructure projects and on worker training programs, areas the president himself says should be protected from efforts to rein in long-term deficits.

The bipartisan group of mayors spent nearly an hour Monday with Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House. The meeting comes in the aftermath of this past weekend's annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the conference's president, accused Congress of "dithering" on spending reductions and on increasing the federal government's borrowing authority.

Villaraigosa said the mayors did not raise with the president a conference of mayors' resolution calling for money spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan be redirected to domestic priorities

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