WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Leaders of the largest Washington area jurisdictions met behind closed doors on the very day that a bi-partisan deal was struck on Capitol Hill to end the 16 day federal shutdown.
DC Mayor Vincent Gray, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, Fairfax County Executive Sharon Bulova and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett met Wednesday at the John Wilson building, seat of the DC government.
They later told a packed press conference that the regional economies already shaky from sequestered cuts and fragile economic recovery would not be able to recapture all of the losses blamed on the shut down.
Lost federal workers wages, business and sales taxes, contracts, restaurant meals, hotel, taxi and metro fares, are all gone.
$200 million per day is the figure that keeps getting repeated for regional losses.
There was also frustration that federal workers and the area could be put through all this again in months when Congress takes up the same divisive issues.