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The U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s Executive Order titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a strong proponent of the need to address climate change and supports the Paris agreement, which [...]

By | 2017-03-29T18:14:17+00:00 March 29, 2017|Energy, Environment, Press Room|

Mayors, Police Chiefs Meet with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

The leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, Major Cities Chiefs Association and Police Executive Research Forum met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on March 29 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the President’s January 25 interior enforcement Executive Order.  They requested the meeting shortly after the President signed the Executive Order. [...]

Nation’s Mayors Meet with Department of Homeland Security Kelly

  Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) leadership, including USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Latino Alliance Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chair Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Criminal & Social Justice [...]

Mayors Testify Today on Environmental Priorities, Push for Brownfields and Integrated Planning Legislation

Conference of Mayors Brownfields Chair Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray and Rialto (CA) Mayor Deborah Robertson testified on March 28, regarding Conference of Mayors environmental priorities. Mayors Bollwage and Robertson testified on reauthorizing the brownfields law on the House side while Mayor Gray encouraged the Senate to pass new legislation that [...]

By | 2017-03-28T16:03:20+00:00 March 28, 2017|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Updates|

Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on Today’s Remarks by Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Washington, D.C. – USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on today’s remarks on Sanctuary Jurisdictions by Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “Today U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused some states and cities of adopting ‘policies designed to frustrate the enforcement of our immigration laws.’  This statement is incorrect, unfortunate, and [...]

By | 2017-03-27T17:30:15+00:00 March 27, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Press Room|

Lancaster Mayor Gray to Testify on Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Lancaster, Pennsylvania Mayor Rick Gray will testify before the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife on Tuesday, March 28th at 2:30 pm ET on the Water Infrastructure Flexibility Act of 2017 (S.692). During his testimony, Mayor Gray will [...]

By | 2017-03-27T17:23:02+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

Mayor Gray’s Testimony Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife

Introductions Good morning Chairman Boozman, Ranking Member Duckworth, and members of the Committee. I thank you for this invitation to give mine and the Conference of Mayors’ perspective on water and wastewater issues in the United States. My name is Rick Gray and I am the Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  I have spent the last [...]

By | 2017-03-28T14:19:47+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Testimony|

Elizabeth Mayor Bollwage to Testify on Brownfields Redevelopment as a Means of Economic Development, Job Creation

  Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor Christian Bollwage will testify before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment on Tuesday, March 28th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program.” [...]

By | 2017-03-27T14:21:55+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

“Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program”

Written Testimony of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage For The U.S. Conference of Mayors Before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on “Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America: Revitalizing American Communities through the Brownfields Program” INTRODUCTION My name is Chris Bollwage, I am the Mayor of Elizabeth, NJ and [...]

By | 2017-03-28T14:19:48+00:00 March 27, 2017|Environment, Testimony|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Stand in Solidarity with Immigrants, Urges Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. – Today, mayors from more than 60 cities across the country joined together to lift their voices in support of immigrants and immigration reform in a ‘Cities Day of Immigration Action.’ U.S. Conference of Mayors leaders Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Seattle Mayor Ed [...]

By | 2017-03-21T16:59:13+00:00 March 21, 2017|Immigration Reform, Press Room|

Audio Press Conference on Cities Day of Action for Immigration Reform

Listen to the press conference here: Featuring: Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Chair of the Latino Alliance of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, Co-Chair of the Immigration Reform Task Force Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Co-Chair of the Immigration Reform Task Force Seattle Mayor Ed [...]

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Report From ICE on Declined Detainers

U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on the Report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Declined Detainers: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors has serious concerns with the Declined Detainer Outcome Report ICE released today. “It lists jurisdictions as non-compliant that are currently complying with federal law, [...]

By | 2017-03-21T06:12:45+00:00 March 21, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors to Host Press Conference Call to Promote ‘Day of Action’ in Support of Immigrants & Immigration Reform

  ​  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12 noon EDT  Washington, D.C. –  This week, the nation’s mayors are gearing up for a Cities' Day of Immigration Action to be held on Tuesday, March 21.  Events that day will demonstrate support for immigrants in communities across the country and reiterate the mayors’ support for comprehensive immigration reform. U.S. Conference of [...]

By | 2017-03-17T15:48:19+00:00 March 17, 2017|Media Advisories|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Proposed Elimination of Community Development Block Grants, Other Key Priorities

  Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today pushed back on Administration’s initial “skinny” budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018.  The document entitled, “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” proposes deep cuts in funding for many local programs, and eliminates the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which [...]

By | 2017-03-16T16:02:22+00:00 March 16, 2017|Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Delegation to Participate in South by Southwest

Austin, TX | March 10 - March 19 Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a delegation of U.S. mayors from across the country will travel to Austin, TX to participate in South by Southwest, a conference and festival featuring the convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging [...]

By | 2017-03-09T15:26:49+00:00 March 9, 2017|Media Advisories|

Mayors, County Officials, City Councilors from America’s Counties, Cities, Towns, Villages and Hamlets Will Fight Trump Plan to Eliminate Community Development Block Grants

Federal FY 2018 Budget Eliminates Critical Program for Cities, Counties Washington, D.C. – The following joint statement was issued today from U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran, National Association of Counties Executive Director Matthew Chase, and National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony following news of the Trump Administration’s plan to [...]

By | 2017-03-09T16:57:21+00:00 March 9, 2017|Press Room|

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy to Urge Stronger City-Federal Partnership

Will Testify at Congressional Hearing on the Role of  Federal Agencies in Water Infrastructure Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Schenectady (NY) Mayor Gary McCarthy will testify before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment on Thursday, March 9th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “Building a [...]

By | 2017-03-09T14:33:32+00:00 March 8, 2017|Media Advisories|

The Nation’s Mayors Express Serious Concern Over GOP Replacement Healthcare Bill

  Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today issued the following statement in response to the draft GOP’s measure to replace the current healthcare law: “Upon review of the recently released GOP Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement plan, we are very concerned that the new bill has been issued without knowing how much [...]

By | 2017-03-07T20:59:41+00:00 March 7, 2017|Press Room|

The Nation’s Mayors Bring United Front to Washington on Behalf of Cities, Metro Residents

Push Bipartisan Priorities with Administration & Congress During U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership Meeting Washington, D.C. — Following their national day of action in support of affordable and comprehensive health care in February, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) leadership spent two days in Washington, DC pressing Administration officials and Congressional leaders for details on issues important to [...]

By | 2017-03-06T19:17:28+00:00 March 6, 2017|Press Room|

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to Address Mayors in Open Session of U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership Meeting  

Mayors to Push Bipartisan Priorities with Administration & Congress Washington, D.C. — On the heels of President Trump’s joint address to Congress, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will address the nation’s mayors in a morning session tomorrow at 9:30am in the Federal Room of the Capital Hilton Hotel.  This session is OPEN TO PRESS COVERAGE. The meeting with [...]

By | 2017-03-02T07:43:54+00:00 March 2, 2017|Media Advisories, Press Room|