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WASHINGTON , DC — Senator Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.) will speak with city leaders from across the country during the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference. Enzi, a former mayor of Gillette, Wyo., is expected to share his perspective on how Congress can level the playing field for main street businesses and to provide the means for cities to collect sales taxes already owed to them for remote purchases. He will also offer insights on federal efforts to grow the economy and the outlook for passage of a new federal transportation program.
Members of the media are invited to attend the meeting free of charge.
Programming for this year’s conference will focus on priorities essential for economic growth and job creation in cities, including protecting local sources of revenue; preserving funds for hometown investment such as the Community Development Block Grant; enacting a new comprehensive transportation program; and investing in our nation’s youth and workforce by reforming the Education and Secondary Education Act and the Workforce Investment Act. For more information about the meeting or to view a preliminary agenda, visit http://ow.ly/9cuh4.
What: National League of Cities Congressional City Conference
Senator Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.) (Tuesday, March 13; 12:30pm)
Ray LaHood, Secretary, US Department of Transportation (Monday, March 12; 3:45pm)
Hilda Solis, Secretary, US Department of Labor (Monday, March 13; 3:45pm)
Ed Gillespie, former chairman, Republican National Committee (Monday, March 12; 9:00am)
Terry McAuliffe, former chairman, Democratic National Committee (Monday, March 12; 9:00am)
David Brooks, op-ed columnist, The New York Times (Tuesday, March 13; 12:30pm)
Local elected officials
When: March 11-13, 2012
Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.