Atlanta mayor to testify before U.S. Congress subcommittee on COVID-19

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms waits for cue during a town hall meeting to discuss the growing coronavirus pandemic that aired live on WSB-TV Channel 2, CBS46, Georgia Public Broadcasting, 11 Alive, FOX 5 Atlanta and Univision 34 Atlanta at WSB-TV Channel 2 on Thursday night, March 26, 2020.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms waits for cue during a town hall meeting to discuss the growing coronavirus pandemic that aired live on WSB-TV Channel 2, CBS46, Georgia Public Broadcasting, 11 Alive, FOX 5 Atlanta and Univision 34 Atlanta at WSB-TV Channel 2 on Thursday night, March 26, 2020.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will testify Friday before a U.S. Congressional subcommittee on the impact of the coronavirus on her city, along with six other mayors from across the nation.

The noon hearing will focus on the need for additional federal funds to purchase personal protective and other health care equipment; the impact of a lack of federal comprehensive testing, tracing, and targeted containment plan; and how the government can address budget crisis and other economic hardships facing cities and their residents, according to committee aide.

The hearing can be viewed online here: https://coronavirus.house.gov/

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