LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made an appearance this week on CBS’ “Face To Face,” a midweek webisode of “FACE THE NATION.”

Bob Schieffer talked with the mayor when he visited Washington, D.C. this week for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Only 26 of the nation’s 363 metropolitan areas recovered their lost jobs by the end of 2011, making jobs and the economy the main topics at this week’s U.S. Conference of Mayors. Mayor  Villaraigosa tells Bob Schieffer what he thinks Congress should do to address the jobs situation.

“We ought to — at least through the year — pass the payroll tax cut. We’ve got to pass the surface transportation bill. That’s millions of jobs. We’ve got to make investments in our ports and our airports if we want to compete with countries around the world,” he said.

Villaraigosa also discussed the GOP presidential candidates and their connection with Hispanic voters.

“Well, one of the things that I’ve noticed in these debates is that they seem to be from, the conversation seems to be from another planet.”

To watch the entire interview with Mayor Villaraigosa, click here.

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