Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is among a group of U.S. mayors who will appear at a Washington press conference Thursday to protest the automatic federal budget cuts set to take effect because Congress hasn’t reached a budget solution.
Other mayors at the event held by the U.S. Conference of Mayors include:
- Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter
- Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
- Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker
The mayors say that cities and their metro areas will unfairly bear the impact of automatic, across-the-board cuts, and they’re urging Congress to find a bipartisan way to cut the deficit without undermining economic growth in cities.
The event is Thursday at noon, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.