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Rybak joins other mayors to protest pending automatic federal budget cuts

The mayors say the scheduled cuts would disproportionately hurt cities.

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.