Mayor-elect Phillip D. Jones is in Washington, D.C. today at the invitation of the White House to meet with senior leadership of the Biden-Harris Administration. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss working with the White House on key issues such as the American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act, and other domestic priorities for cities such as public safety and affordable housing. Mayor-elect Jones is one of only 13 newly-elected mayors from across the country selected to attend.
“I am honored and humbled to have received this invitation,” said Mayor-elect Jones. “I am looking forward to meeting with White House senior leadership and learning how the Biden-Harris Administration can help support the work that is being done and needs to be done here in Newport News to improve the lives of our citizens.”
Organized by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the meeting takes place this afternoon at the White House and includes briefings from Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge. Additional briefings are scheduled from the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Director of the Domestic Policy Council, the National Climate Advisor, and the White House Infrastructure Team.
Mayor-elect Jones assumes the role of mayor of Newport News Jan. 1, 2023.