It’s not often the mayor of Greensboro is featured in a White House press release.

But Wednesday, July 21, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan figured prominently in the White House press release headlined, “North Carolina Mayors – Republican and Democrat – Call on Congress to Pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework.”

The press release states, “The NC Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, a bipartisan group of mayors from North Carolina’s larger cities, today called on the US Congress to push forward on a bipartisan effort to make a much-needed investment in our nation’s infrastructure.”

Then the press release quotes Vaughan, who is chair of the Metro Mayors Coalition:

“Last month a bipartisan group of US Senators charted a path forward on a critical investment in our nation’s future.  This bipartisan group of 21 Senators, which notably included both Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis, came together to sketch out a Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that promises a once in a generation investment in our communities.  President Biden endorsed this framework and Congress now has the opportunity to move forward with the proposal as debate begins in earnest on legislation to make it a reality.  This bipartisan effort could have huge pay off by making our nation more competitive, helping fight climate change and beginning to address the backlog of highway, transit, water projects and other infrastructure that touch people in every community in our state.
  “As mayors, we work every day to improve the quality of life in North Carolina, and this federal investment in our future is exactly the kind of help we need as we all push for better roads, transit, clean water and a healthy environment. We call on Congress and President Biden to stay the course, do the hard work to build consensus and make this framework a reality. That is what our cities need, what our citizens and businesses want and how we are supposed to get things done – together.”