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81st Winter Meeting Of The United States Conference of Mayors

The Fiscal Cliff Agreement, Sequestration, Gun Control, Job Creation, Hurricane Sandy Response, Immigration Top Agenda

MAYORS TO HOLD OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE | Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10:30am

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of the Presidential Inaugural, almost 300 of the nation's mayors will convene in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton 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.

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The nation's mayors will hold an OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE on Thursday, January 17 at 10:30 am in the Statler Room (2nd Floor).

Also on Thursday, Vice President Biden will address the nation's mayors at the Opening Plenary Luncheon in the Presidential Ballroom (2nd Floor).

Other confirmed speakers include:

Thursday, Jan 17: HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, MA Congressman James McGovern, John Zogby of Zogby Analytics, Rapper "MC Hammer"

Friday, Jan 18: Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank, U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk, CA Senator Diane Feinstein, AK Senator Mark Begich, CDF Founder and Pres. Marian Wright Edelman, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert Lynch, Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, R&B singer "MARIO," Music group "The Roots"

Saturday, Jan 19: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, CT Gov. Dannel Malloy, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Export-Import Bank President and Chairman Fred Hochberg, Army Corps of Engineers Dir. Steven Stockton, National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial, USICH Ex. Dir. Barbara Poppe, Soul 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 http://usmayors.org/81stWinterMeeting/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.  Further media logistics about the Vice President's address are forthcoming.

WHO: Philadelphia, PA Mayor Michael Nutter, USCM President (D)
Mesa, AZ Mayor Scott Smith, USCM Vice President (R)
Sacramento, CA Mayor Kevin Johnson, USCM Second Vice President (D)
Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director
+ Mayors From All Across the Country                 

WHAT: Opening Press Conference of the 81st Winter Meeting of The U.S. Conference of Mayors

WHEN: Thursday at 10:30 a.m. EST

WHERE: Statler Room – 2nd Floor | Capital Hilton | 1001 16th St, NW | Washington, D.C. | 202-393-1000

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,295 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.

SOURCE The U.S. Conference of Mayors

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