November 30, 2008
Gov.-elect Nixon to Meet with President-elect Obama and Vice President-elect Biden Tuesday in Philadelphia, PA
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov.-elect Jay Nixon will represent Missouri at a meeting between Governors-elect, Governors and President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday in Philadelphia, Pa. The meeting, which will take place in Congress Hall at Independence Park, is scheduled to focus on the economic and infrastructure issues facing the states.
“As Missouri families continue to face serious economic challenges, it’s critical that we have an open line of communication on economic issues with the Obama Administration,” said Gov.-elect Nixon. “President-elect Obama clearly understands that working families in states like Missouri are hurting. I look forward to a continued dialogue about how the state and the Obama Administration can work together to create new jobs here in Missouri and turn this economy around.”
Congress Hall is where the United States Congress met from 1790-1800 and where The Bill of Rights was ratified. The First Floor (where the meeting will take place) was occupied by the House of Representatives.
Tuesday's meeting is hosted by Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and the National Governor’s Association. The meeting is closed to the press, but there will be media availability with the Governors following the meeting.