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Vice President Biden Host Conference Calls With Governors And Local Officials To Discuss Recovery Act Implementation

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    March 24, 2009 
VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN HOSTS CONFERENCE CALLS WITH GOVERNORS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS RECOVERY ACT IMPLEMENTATION
Earlier today, the Vice President hosted two conference calls with Governors and Mayors/County Executives from across the country to discuss Recovery Act implementation. State governments, city and county governments continue to play a crucial role in partnering with the federal government to ensure that implementation of the Recovery Act is effective, transparent and efficient.
The following elected officials participated:
GOVERNORS
  •         Governor Mike Beebe (D-AR)
  •         Governor Dave Heineman (R-NE)
  •         Governor Jon Huntsman (R-UT)
  •         Governor Tim Kaine (D-VA)
  •         Governor Ted Kulongoski (D-OR)
  •         Governor Bev Perdue (D-NC)
 MAYORS / COUNTY EXECUTIVES
  •  Mayor Martin Chavez (D-Albuquerque, NM)
  •  Mayor Dave Kleis (R-St. Cloud, MN)
  •  Mayor Dick Moore (D-Elkhart, IN)
  •  Mayor Shirley Franklin (D-Atlanta, GA)
  •  Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D-Pittsburgh, PA)
  •  Mayor Jerry Sanders (R-San Diego, CA)
  •  County Supervisor Valerie Brown (D-Sonoma County, CA)
  •  County Executive Chris Coons (D-New Castle County, DE)