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Readout of White House Meeting with Bipartisan Group of Newly-Elected Mayors

December 14, 2021

Today, President Biden and Vice President Harris met with a bipartisan group of 10 newly-elected mayors and mayors-elect to congratulate them on their elections and emphasize the importance they place on strong partnerships with local governments. The President, Vice President, mayors, and mayors-elect discussed implementation of the American Rescue Plan and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to create millions of good-paying jobs and grow the economy from the bottom up.

Earlier in the day, White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling provided an overview of the historic ARP resources available to cities National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy discussed the Administration's efforts to tackle the climate crisis and make communities more resilient to climate change, and Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu also briefed the leaders on delivering results of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The mayors and mayors-elect also met with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge, and Director of White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Julie Chavez Rodriguez.

Today's meeting highlighted the strong partnership between this Administration and mayors across the country to deliver critical benefits to communities, investing in the American people, and building America back better.

Mayors and Mayors-elect participating in today's meeting included:

  • Mayor Jim Ross, Arlington, TX
  • Mayor-elect Andre Dickens, Atlanta, GA
  • Mayor Michelle Wu, Boston, MA
  • Mayor Tim Kelly, Chattanooga, TN
  • Mayor-elect Justin Bibb, Cleveland, OH
  • Mayor-elect Aftab Pureval, Cincinnati, OH
  • Mayor-elect Daniel Rickenmann, Columbia, SC
  • Mayor-elect Eric Adams, New York City, NY
  • Mayor-elect Bruce Harrell, Seattle, WA
  • Mayor-elect Ken Welch, St. Petersburg, FL

Joseph R. Biden, Readout of White House Meeting with Bipartisan Group of Newly-Elected Mayors Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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