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San Diegans Lobby Washington To Keep Federal Dollars

Last week, 100 San Diego delegates went to Washington D.C. to talk about impending budget cuts affect on our region. Two members of that delegation, San Diego city councilman Todd Gloria and president of San Diego's regional Chamber of Commerce Ruben Barrales told KPBS' Evening Edition what they discussed with federal officials and politicians.

GUESTS:

Todd Gloria, San Diego City Councilman (District 3)

Ruben Barrales, president San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Transcript

One hundred delegates from San Diego and Baja California, representing both the public and private sectors, talked with federal officials in Washington, D.C., last week.

The delegates' main concern was the potential impact on San Diego of threatened across-the-board federal spending cuts at the end of this year.

The San Diego County Regional Chamber of Commerce posted a blog on the goals and results of the D.C. trip.

KPBS Midday/Evening Edition intern Rashmi Chugani contributed to this segment.

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