TML President-Elect Eddie Daffern, Mayor of the City of Staples, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to visit with congressional leaders about federal priorities for cities. Mayor Daffern joined 19 other state municipal leagues to advocate for municipal priorities, including critical infrastructure development, avoiding another government shutdown, and local broadband needs.
“Cities are the United States of America, not a special interest group. The state of our union is the state of our cities. There is not a circumstance where our nation is prosperous, and our cities are struggling. We have an opportunity right now for a major federal infrastructure investment,” said Representative Dan Kildee (D – MI) in his address to city officials and congressional staff.
Municipal officials from across the country assured congressional leaders that cities are ready to partner with federal decision-makers on critical infrastructure needs.