Monthly Archives: September 2017

U.S. Conference of Mayors Supports the Mayor of San Juan in Addressing Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis

Washington, DC — The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the following statement in support of the Mayor of San Juan in addressing Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis: “Attacking our leaders on the ground during one of America’s greatest humanitarian crises is not leadership, and it's not going to help the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico get [...]

By | 2017-09-30T20:50:51+00:00 September 30, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Leadership To Visit Volunteer Supply Center For Puerto Rico Relief In Miami, Tour Key West On First Day Officially Open For Tourists

WASHINGTON, DC – As U.S. cities begin to recover and rebuild after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Leadership will head to Miami and Key West this weekend to offer assistance and solidarity. USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans), Vice President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, S.C.), Second Vice President Mayor Bryan [...]

By | 2017-09-30T15:16:59+00:00 September 30, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Saturday: In Wake Of Hurricane Harvey, Nation’s Mayors Head To Houston To Offer Assistance And Solidarity As Cities Recover, Rebuild

U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership – Mayors Mitch Landrieu, Stephen Benjamin, Bryan Barnett and CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran – to Join Houston Mayor Sylvester to Survey Recovery Sites, Meet with Volunteers, Emergency and Recovery Officials WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. weathers one of the most active and severe hurricane seasons on record, [...]

By | 2017-09-30T12:25:55+00:00 September 29, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Mayors Urge Congress To Preserve State And Local Tax Deduction

Elimination Disproportionately Impacts Cities and Hits Middle Class Families the Hardest WASHINGTON, DC — In response to the Republican tax reform plan released today that included the elimination of the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT), the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: [...]

By | 2017-09-27T16:23:44+00:00 September 27, 2017|News, Press Room|

Today: Leading Bipartisan Mayors To Visit Washington

U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Leads Delegation to Meet with Congressional Leaders and Fight to Protect Healthcare, Hurricane Relief, DACA, State and Local Tax Deductions Washington, DC— More than a dozen mayors from across the country and both sides of the aisle will convene Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington [...]

By | 2017-09-26T07:26:17+00:00 September 26, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Mayors To Congress: Save Taxpayers From Double Taxation, Preserve State And Local Tax Deduction

130 Bipartisan Mayors Issue Letter to Congress to Maintain SALT Deduction and Municipal Bond Interest Deduction Millions of Families Rely on SALT Deduction; Elimination Could Cause Home Values to Fall in Cities Across the Country WASHINGTON, DC — Ahead of expected tax policy negotiations, 130 bipartisan mayors led by United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) [...]

By | 2017-09-25T12:57:32+00:00 September 25, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors President And New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu On The Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal And Replace Plan

Washington, DC– As the Senate tries to advance its latest health care repeal plan, the U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: “The Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal and replace plan is a bad pill for the American healthcare system. The Senate leadership has once again engaged in exactly [...]

By | 2017-09-19T17:37:45+00:00 September 19, 2017|News, Press Room|

American Mayors and Businesses: Building Partnerships for a Low-Carbon Future

American Mayors and Businesses: Building Partnerships for a Low-Carbon Future is a joint report by the United States Conference of Mayors and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (CC2ES). It was released during Climate Week NYC in September of 2017. Download The Report: American Mayors and Businesses: Building Partnerships for a Low-Carbon Future

By | 2017-10-05T12:30:15+00:00 September 17, 2017|Alliance for a Sustainable Future, Environment, Reports|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Recommended National Energy Infrastructure Actions — “The New Bedford Principles”

Washington, DC—Today as part of a two-day national mayors’ summit on smart cities and new energy technologies, sponsored by The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and hosted by USCM’s Energy Chair New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, mayors developed “The New Bedford Principles,” a six-point energy recommendation to be included in the USCM National Infrastructure [...]

By | 2017-09-15T18:33:17+00:00 September 15, 2017|Energy, News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on District Court Decision in Chicago v. Sessions

Washington, DC—U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’ decision in Chicago v. Sessions: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauds the District Court decision granting a nationwide injunction of troubling requirements the Justice Department placed on Byrne [...]

By | 2017-09-15T18:29:15+00:00 September 15, 2017|Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds To President Trump’s Decision To End DACA

Sends Open Letter to Congress Urging Quick Action on Bipartisan DREAMer Legislation Washington, DC — In response to today’s decision by President Donald Trump to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to continue to live, work and study in the [...]

By | 2017-09-05T11:01:39+00:00 September 5, 2017|News, Press Room|