President Joe Biden addressed the 2024 National Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C., highlighting the administration’s investments in American jobs and the strong economy. He also took the opportunity to criticize his Republican rival, Donald Trump. The general session also featured speakers such as Don Graves, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and Rep. Marc Molinaro, R-N.Y.
The National Association of Counties, which is overseen by an executive committee and board of directors, represents nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. The conference, which began on Friday and runs until Tuesday, brings together county officials from across the country, with about 2,000 elected and appointed officials in attendance.
During the conference, participants will focus on federal policy issues impacting counties and residents. They will have the opportunity to engage in policy and educational sessions, interface with federal officials, and participate in congressional meetings. The event, which is focused on addressing the needs and concerns of county governments, aims to provide valuable networking and learning opportunities for attendees.