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U.S. Conference of Mayors Lift Voices On Affordable Care Act Repeal Effort

Repeal Will Threaten Safety of Low-Income Americans & Put Hospitals in Economic Jeopardy Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors stressed, once again today, the serious impact that losing healthcare coverage would have on millions of Americans noting the effects of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be most heavily felt at the local level. On [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces National Day of Action on Affordable Care Act Repeal

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Hold Press Conference Call on Affordable Act Repeal Repeal Will Threaten Safety of Low-Income Americans & Put Hospitals in Economic Jeopardy Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors will hold a PRESS CONFERENCE CALL on Thursday, February 23rd at 12 noon ET to stress the serious impact that losing healthcare coverage would have [...]

By | February 20, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, Media Advisories|

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Brownfields Redevelopment

Washington, D.C. – New Bedford (MA) Mayor Jonathan Mitchell will testify before the House Subcommittee on Environment tomorrow, Thursday, February 16 at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing.” Mayor Mitchell, who serves as Chair of the Energy Committee for The [...]

By | February 15, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

National Endowment for the Arts and United States Conference of Mayors Partner on Mayors’ Institute on City Design

Washington, D.C. -- Today the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announce a new agreement to continue the partnership that oversees the Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD) program. Founded in 1986 by former Charleston, South Carolina, Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., the MICD has helped prepare [...]

By | February 6, 2017|Press Room, Tourism Arts Parks Entertainment and Sports|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Registers Strong Support for Refugees and Immigrants

Washington, D.C.  – The U.S. Conference of Mayors top officers issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s Executive Order issued late Friday halting the admission of refugees or other immigrants into the United States: “At our June 2016 annual meeting The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted policy recognizing our country’s “strong tradition [...]

U.S. Mayors, Police Chiefs Concerned with Sanctuary Cities Executive Order

Washington, D.C. – The following joint statement was issued today by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran and Major Cities Chiefs Association President and Montgomery County, MD Chief of Police J. Thomas Manger regarding President Trump’s Executive Order, Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States: “Mayors and police [...]

The Nation’s Mayors Stress Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today spoke out to stress the serious impact that losing healthcare coverage would have on millions of Americans. Following The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. last week where more than 300 mayors gathered, Conference of Mayors officers, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, New [...]

Grants Awarded for Innovation in U.S. Textile Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 23, 2017 – Walmart, The Walmart Foundation and The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently announced this year’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients at the 85th Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. Six leading research and academic institutions were awarded a total of nearly $3 million [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors/IHS Markit Release Inaugural Survey on Smart Cities

Washington, DC—At its 85th Winter Meeting today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new survey, jointly developed and conducted with IHS Markit, that shows cities of all sizes are developing and implementing “smart city” projects. A copy of the report and its key findings can be found here. Within the 54 cities responding [...]

U.S. Mayors Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s largest and most influential group of mayors this week called on Congress and the Administration to fix the country’s broken immigration system and immediately begin working toward the enactment of comprehensive immigration reform. At a press conference during The United States Conference of Mayors' (USCM) 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, [...]

By | January 19, 2017|Immigration Reform, Mayors and Police Chiefs, Press Room|

Americans for the Arts Honor Exceptional Leaders in the Arts

WASHINGTON, DC, January 19, 2017—Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and The United States Conference of Mayors today presented the 2017 Public Leadership in the Arts Awards to two elected officials at The United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. The honorees have supported and [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grant Program

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 17, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced a call for nominations for the 2017 CommunityWINS℠ grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and job creation in municipalities across the country. Launched in 2015, the CommunityWINS grant program includes a [...]

More than 300 Mayors Slated to Attend the 85th Winter Meeting During Presidential Inauguration Week

Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, a record number of more than 300 of the nation’s mayors will convene in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton Hotel to engage with Administration officials, Congressional members, and business leaders to ensure the economic health [...]

By | January 10, 2017|85th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Meets with President-Elect Donald J. Trump

Washington, D.C. – Today, the top officers and CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors met with President-elect Donald J. Trump in New York City. Participating in the meeting for The U.S. Conference of Mayors were: Oklahoma City, OK Mayor Mick Cornett, President New Orleans, LA Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu, Vice [...]

By | December 15, 2016|Press Room|

The Nation’s Mayors Praise Passage of Water Infrastructure Bill Including Aid for Flint

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today is praising Congress for passing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act in the Senate by a vote of 78-21 that contains numerous programs to assist cities with their infrastructure needs. Key to the mayors is the inclusion of much needed aid to [...]

By | December 10, 2016|Environment, Mayors Water Council, Press Room|

Mayors Examine Issues of Homelessness and Hunger in America

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and National Alliance to End Homelessness To Release 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Survey 38-City Survey Results Announced on a Conference call Wednesday, December 14th at 11am ET Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release its Annual 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Report on Wednesday, December 14 at [...]

The Nation’s Mayors Applaud Landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Fighting Addiction in America

Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today commends the release of “Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, a comprehensive report examining the epidemic of alcohol and drug misuse, substance use disorders and addiction facing America. "U.S. Cities are being decimated by this crisis of [...]

By | November 18, 2016|Press Room|

USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to Bring Greetings to National League of Cities’ City Summit

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett will bring greetings to the National League of Cities ‘2016 Cities Summit’ at this morning’s plenary session. During his remarks, Mayor Cornett will urge mayors and city councilmembers to work together to help the new Administration and Congress fully understand [...]

By | November 18, 2016|Media Advisories|

Statement by Tom Cochran Regarding President Obama’s Executive Order Establishing a Community Solutions Council

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on President Obama’s Executive Order establishing a Community Solutions Council: “Mayors across the country have seen progress in our communities thanks to better and smarter collaboration with the federal government. The challenges mayors face today are complex [...]

By | November 16, 2016|News, Press Room|

USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett to Talk ‘Metro Infrastructure Priorities’ with Bloomberg News

Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the nation electing a presidential candidate who promised to repair and upgrade the country’s infrastructure, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will participate in a Bloomberg News Next forum on Monday, November 14 in Washington, D.C. to highlight The Future of America’s Infrastructure. Mayor [...]

By | November 10, 2016|Media Advisories, News|