01/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Daley In DC To Push For Bailout Funds

Mayor Richard M. Daley and other big-city mayors met with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday morning to contend that cities should get their own share of any new federal public works projects to boost the economy.

But Mr. Daley remained mum about the city of Chicago's specific priorities after a Capitol Hill press conference in which several mayors, from New York to Hawaii, touted a new report that details more than 11,000 "ready-to-go" infrastructure projects in 427 cities. The program would cost $73 billion and create 846,641 jobs, according to the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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