Monthly Archives: December 2017

Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Criticizes Congress for Passing Tax Reform Bill; Call it an ‘Assault on Cities’

WASHINGTON, DC – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), today released the following statement on Congress’ tax bill on behalf of Democratic, Republican and Independent mayors: “When Congress began its efforts to reform our nation’s tax code, it had a unique chance to create jobs, protect middle [...]

By | 2017-12-20T13:27:21+00:00 December 20, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Washington, DC— New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: “We are shocked and saddened by the heartbreaking news today that our good friend and colleague, Mayor Ed Lee, has passed away. It is a devastating loss [...]

By | 2017-12-12T12:26:44+00:00 December 12, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan US Conference of Mayors Praises Department of Veterans Affairs for Reinstating Vital Anti-Homelessness Funding

WASHINGTON – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and a Democrat, and Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles, Co-Chair of the USCM Task Force on Ending Veterans Homelessness and a Republican, today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to reinstate vital anti-homelessness [...]

By | 2017-12-07T19:27:40+00:00 December 7, 2017|News, Press Room|

Senator Durbin and Dreamer Jin Park Join with U.S. Conference of Mayors to Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act Before End of the Year

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call for Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) joined Jin Park, a Dreamer and Harvard molecular biology student, and a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) for a telephone press conference to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act before [...]

By | 2017-12-07T18:25:45+00:00 December 7, 2017|News, Press Room|

Letter to the FCC Expressing Opposition to “Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order”

December 7, 2017 Mr. Ajit Pai Chairman, Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20510 Re: Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order (WC Docket No. 17-108) Dear Chairman Pai, We are writing to you on behalf of the National League of Cities and The United States Conference of Mayors to express our opposition to the recently-released “Restoring [...]

Senator Durbin Joins with U.S. Conference of Mayors to Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act Before End of the Year

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call for Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers  Press Conference Call on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm EST WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th at 12:15pm EST, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) will join a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) for a telephone press conference [...]

By | 2017-12-06T17:44:31+00:00 December 6, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Energy Chair Jon Mitchell Touts ‘New Bedford Energy Principles’

Conference Energy Chair New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell in a keynote address before a smart grid technologies conference discussed the energy priorities of the nation’s mayors as set forth in the New Bedford Principles adopted at a special Conference of Mayors’ energy forum in mid-September. His remarks followed those of U.S. Senate Energy Committee Chair Lisa Murkowski [...]

By | 2017-12-08T12:52:24+00:00 December 6, 2017|Energy|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement in Response to Senate Passing Tax Reform Bill

Washington, DC—In response to the Senate passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement: “Today’s vote puts partisan politics first and real people last. This middle-class tax increase is Washington at its worst, which is why mayors of both parties [...]

By | 2017-12-02T03:53:44+00:00 December 2, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Brownfields Bill Overwhelmingly Passes House by a Vote of 409-8 USCM Recommendations Included in Final Bill

The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan, H.R. 3017, the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017, on November 30 by an impressive vote of 409-8. Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized properties whose redevelopment in hindered by real or perceived contamination. The Conference of Mayors worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in [...]

By | 2017-12-01T13:28:25+00:00 December 1, 2017|Brownfields, Environment, Updates|