The House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis holds a briefing May 29 with mayors across the country to speak about their need for federal support as they begin to reopen their economies amid the pandemic.
Watch the briefing in the player above.
This follows guidance from a bipartisan group of public health experts who stressed that as cities and states begin to reopen their economies, they need a coordinated plan from the federal government in place for testing, contact tracing, and procuring and distributing personal protective equipment and testing supplies.
A recent survey of more than 2,400 cities found that nearly 9 in 10 cities expected budget shortfalls due to the impact of the coronavirus, and many cities expected furloughs or layoffs of city employees and cuts to critical services as a result of these deficits.
Courtney Vinopal is a general assignment reporter at the PBS NewsHour.
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