Monthly Archives: July 2017

Statement By U.S. Conference Of Mayors President And New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Denouncing President Trump’s Unfounded Attack On Mayors

Calls Attack “Devoid of Facts” and “Dangerous;” Pledges to Work with President When He stops “Grandstanding” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today as part of President Donald Trump’s visit to Long Island, the President attacked mayors across the country as “pathetic” and “weak.”  In response, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the [...]

By | 2017-07-28T15:43:02+00:00 July 28, 2017|Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Passage of Bipartisan Senate Dreamer Bill

Washington, D.C. – Leaders of The U.S. Conference of Mayors today registered support for bipartisan legislation enabling Dreamers – people who have lived in America since they were children and built their lives here – to earn lawful permanent residence and, eventually, American citizenship. In a letter to the bill's authors, Senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Dick [...]

By | 2017-07-28T12:39:33+00:00 July 28, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

Washington, DC—The U.S. Conference of Mayors released the following statement after a bipartisan vote blocked the Senate's "skinny repeal" health care plan: "Thanks to bipartisan efforts, millions of Americans get to keep their health care today, and families, seniors and communities across the nation won't face uncertainty tomorrow. While a dangerous plan may have failed today, [...]

By | 2017-07-28T11:29:33+00:00 July 28, 2017|Press Room|

Elizabeth, NJ Mayor Chris Bollwage Applauds Passage Of  Bipartisan Brownfield Redevelopment Bill

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Brownfields Task Force Chair Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Christian J. Bollwage today released the following statement applauding passage of Brownfield Redevelopment legislation: “On behalf of the nation's Mayors, I commend members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing a bipartisan Brownfields Redevelopment bill that would reauthorize the very successful Environmental [...]

By | 2017-07-27T14:25:44+00:00 July 27, 2017|Brownfields, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Calls on Congress to Scrap Healthcare Plan and Work with Bipartisan Mayors

Landrieu Says Senate Should Drop ‘Dangerous’ Repeal Proposals and Work with Mayors from Both Sides of the Aisle to “Start Over” and Improve Health Care Washington, DC—Today, as the Senate continues to debate healthcare proposals that could rob millions of Americans coverage, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu again [...]

By | 2017-07-27T14:23:01+00:00 July 27, 2017|Press Room|

Mayors Implement Coastal High Hazard and Flooding Resilience Through Strategic Investments and Risk Analysis

Above l. to r.: Brian Gackstatter, CH2M; Vincent Sapienza, Commissioner, NYC Department of Environmental Protection; Mayor Jill Techel, Mayor of Napa and Co-Chair of the Mayors Water Council; Efrain Rodriguez, Regional Director, Severn Trent Services; Moira Mcdonald, Walton Family Foundation; Ryan Berni, Deputy Mayor of New Orleans; Patrick Schultz, General Manager, Resource Optimization, Veolia [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:33:19+00:00 July 26, 2017|News|

Mayors of Phoenix & Mesa; Arizona AARP Urge Senator Flake, Congress to Start Over and Work with the Nation’s Mayors on New Healthcare Legislation That Puts Arizonans First

Bipartisan Mayors Call for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and a Healthcare Bill that Protects Local Budgets WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25th at 12:30 PM ET, bipartisan mayors from the leading population centers in Arizona, representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and AARP-Arizona will hold a telephone press conference ahead [...]

By | 2017-07-24T16:31:00+00:00 July 24, 2017|Media Advisories|

Letter to Senate Members on Healthcare Bill

Download letter: USCM-Letter on Health Care  July 20, 2017 Dear Senators, As the United States Senate takes its next steps in an effort to reform our nation’s healthcare system, The United States Conference of Mayors strongly encourages leadership and relevant members to form a bipartisan working group in partnership with the nation’s mayors to craft legislation [...]

By | 2017-07-21T12:38:49+00:00 July 21, 2017|Letters|

Statement on Latest CBO Score on Healthcare Repeal from Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Washington, DC— Please credit the following statement to New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu: "Today’s score by the Congressional Budget Office confirms what mayors of both parties have maintained as wave after wave of unworkable legislation has emerged from the Senate this year. No responsible elected leader would walk away [...]

By | 2017-07-19T18:35:56+00:00 July 19, 2017|News, Press Room|

Mayors to Senators: Start Over and Work with Us to Craft an Effective Bipartisan Bill that Addresses Real People – Not Washington Politics

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Convened Mayors from Major Population Centers in OH, AZ, NV, ME, SC to Form Mayoral / Congressional Working Group Following Collapse of Healthcare Vote Democratic, Republican Mayors Argued for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and No Unfunded Mandates in Future Legislation [...]

By | 2017-07-19T18:36:32+00:00 July 18, 2017|Press Room|

Mayors to Senators: Start Over and Work With Us to Craft an Effective Bill that Addresses Actual Challenges – Not Washington Politics

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Convenes Mayors from Major Population Centers in OH, NV, ME, SC to Chart a Path Forward Following Collapse of Healthcare Vote Mayors Argue for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and Less Strain on Local Budgets in Future Legislation Draft WASHINGTON, DC—Today, [...]

By | 2017-07-18T09:27:12+00:00 July 18, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Statement from U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Next Steps for a Successful Healthcare Bill

Washington, DC—Please credit the following statement to New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu: "Following tonight's development, it's clear that for the foreseeable future, there's no path forward for the Senate health bill, and for good reason. Any new healthcare bill must help lower premium costs while ensuring more Americans [...]

By | 2017-07-17T21:26:20+00:00 July 17, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement in Response to Senate Healthcare Bill

Washington, DC—U.S. Conference of Mayors President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement in response to the National Governors Association statement against the Senate healthcare bill: "The United States Conference of Mayors commends the National Governors Association for their strong bipartisan statement against the Senate healthcare bill.  As President of the Conference, I [...]

By | 2017-07-15T14:39:21+00:00 July 15, 2017|Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors Call on Congress to Save Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Ahead of Congressional Markup

Mayors Urge House Committee to Keep Public Safety Program Funded at Least at White House-Proposed Levels COPS Program Vital to Public Safety of American Cities WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) called on Congressional appropriators to stave off cuts to the Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) program and provide at least the [...]

Bipartisan Mayors to Call on Congress to Save Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Ahead of Congressional Markup

Press Conference Call: Tuesday, July 11 at 1:00 PM ET WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Tuesday, July 11 at 1 pm ET, a bipartisan group of mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host a press conference call to call on Congress to reject a White House proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant Program [...]

By | 2017-07-13T10:07:16+00:00 July 10, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Media Advisories|