Mayor Bloomberg to Huddle With Top Congressional Leaders

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg just released his public schedule for tomorrow, and it’s a doozy. Throughout the day, the mayor is set to meet with over a half-dozen members of the country’s congressional leadership, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Also on the list is former presidential candidate John McCain, a couple moderate Republicans and a press conference with New York’s two senators on the city’s request for billions of dollars in federal aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

While the agenda of the meetings was not disclosed, it’s likely Mr. Bloomberg will be focused on securing that financial assistance for the city’s recovery efforts. Whether or not he will be successful, of course, is unclear; despite the aggressive slew of planned meetings, he recently sounded less-than-optimistic the request would be honored in full, joking yesterday he was still optimistic about the city’s efforts to host the long-gone 2012 Olympics.

As a side note, even with the busy day in Washington D.C., Mr. Bloomberg is still scheduled to attend the Rockefeller Center New York Christmas Tree Lighting back in Midtown, Manhattan.

View the full schedule of events below:

10:45 AM Meets with Senator Lamar Alexander
11:15 AM Meets with Senator Susan Collins
1:00 PM Meets with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
2:00 PM Meets with Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
2:30 PM Joins Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to Discuss the City’s Hurricane Sandy Federal Aid Request
3:00 PM Meets with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
3:45 PM Meets with Senator Saxby Chambliss
4:15 PM Meets with Senator John McCain
5:00 PM Meets with Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell
8:15 PM Attends Christmas in Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mayor Bloomberg to Huddle With Top Congressional Leaders