PHILADELPHIA Mayor Nutter is not letting his passport collect any dust.
Less than a week after returning from a 10-day trade mission to England and Israel, Nutter will be joining Vice President Biden, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, and mayors from Baltimore and Atlanta on a two-day trip to Houston and the Panama Canal.
Nutter received Biden's invitation by phone Wednesday, the day after his return from Israel. The mayor said he didn't hesitate.
"The city will be more than fine on Monday and Tuesday," Nutter said, adding that he would stay in constant contact with staff here. "I'm doing my job by going there."