Mayor Broome travels to Washington DC for a partnership with the Biden-Harris administration

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Mayor and President Sharon Weston-Broome and other Louisiana leaders traveled to the nation’s capital to continue a growing partnership with the Biden-Harris administration.

On Wednesday, the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Office of Public Engagement invited a group of state and local elected officials and community leaders from across Louisiana to a community event titled “Communities in Action: Building a Better Louisiana.”

“I have said again and again that this is an unprecedented season, especially for local government,” Broome said.

Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor and President of EBR, traveled to DC as part of a series of Communities in Action events. The White House worked with state, local and tribal leaders to demonstrate how the Biden-Harris administration is delivering results for the American people.

Broome says it has been a privilege to work with the Biden-Harris administration for the partnership. “I am very grateful for the partnership with the Biden administration, and certainly we are a part of Communities in Action,” she says.

During the event, attendees heard from officials in the Biden-Harris administration, including Director of Interstate Affairs Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Director of Public Engagement Keisha Lance Bottoms, White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu (former Mayor of New Orleans), Office of Administration and Treasury Director Shalanda Young (native of Louisiana) and others who discussed the benefits and implications of President Biden’s US bailout plan, the bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the Anti-Inflation Act and the President’s economic agenda for working families in Louisiana.

Mayor Broome says the money will go towards addressing and minimizing drainage problems, public safety, mental health practices, community engagement and law enforcement.

Crime in Baton Rouge was on the mayor’s list of priorities. After the recent mass shooting that left 12 injured at the Dior night club, she wants the public to know it was unfortunate, but she’s not stopping the solutions to deal with the rise in crime.

“Regarding the recent nightclub incident, I want our citizens to know that this is not negating the work that has already been done,” Broome says. “It was a very unfortunate incident.”

White House officials discussed how the Biden-Harris administration will continue to work with states and local partners to leverage these historic investments to create and expand opportunities for working families.


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