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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Vice President Biden, Administrator Jackson host Conference Call with Governors and Mayors to Discuss Recovery Act Implementation

Earlier today, the Vice President and Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Lisa Jackson hosted a conference call with elected officials from across the country to discuss implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

On the call, the Vice President discussed the ways state governments are working to meet the deadline for obligating their Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds, and offered his assistance in doing so. State governments are required to place 100 percent of their funds under contract by February 17, 2010.

The following elected officials participated:

  • Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS)
  • Governor Ted Kulongoski (D-OR)
  • Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM)
  • Mayor Adrian Fenty (D-DC)