Daley asks U.S. Congress for funding

December 8, 2008 3:10:38 PM PST
Mayors from some of the largest cities in the country are in Washington, D.C. on Monday, making a plea for money. They're urging Congress to support infrastructure projects that would put people back to work. Mayor Daley emphasized that need.

"We have to make difficult financial decisions in a time of budget crisis. But like anything else, we're the closest to the people. The people of America want to go back to work. We rebuilt Germany and Japan after the Second World War. We have to build America by putting people to work," said Mayor Daley.

The mayor says 427 cities have come up with 11,000 projects and, with federal funding, they could get started right away.

The projects would create nearly 850,000 jobs.


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