Wisconsin’s largest city is getting represented in DC at a meeting of municipal minds. Common Council President Willie Hines and Alderman Joe Davis are attending the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference. The event gives them a chance to meet with Wisconsin’s federal lawmakers.
Alderman Davis says their agenda includes tackling the issues of infrastructure, comprehensive immigration reform and job creation.
Davis tells WRN that Wisconsin should be leading the nation in economic growth. He cites the state’s manufacturing, tourism and agricultural resources, along with Wisconsinites’ strong work ethic.
Protecting proven federal investments like the Community Development Block Grant program and rebuilding the nation’s transportation infrastructure system are top priorities for NLC, according to a statement from the group.
The Milwaukee leaders are scheduled to meet with Cong. Moore, Ryan and Sen. Kohl. Davis says they hope to get time with Sen. Johnson as well.
Michelle Obama is among speakers at the five day event which wraps up tomorrow.