Monthly Archives: March 2018

Nation’s Mayors to Secretary Ross: Don’t Politicize Census. Remove the Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON, DC — Bipartisan mayors from around the country are calling on Secretary Wilbur Ross to reject an untested question on citizenship status that threatens to undermine the very core of the census’s constitutional mandate. The call comes following the Department of Commerce’s announcement to add a question of citizenship status to the in the [...]

By |2018-03-28T10:09:49+00:00March 27, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors, Cities, Counties and Regions Applaud Passage of Brownfields Reauthorization included in the Omnibus Bill

Bill Marks Critical Step Forward in Developing Contaminated Properties Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the National Association of Regional Councils today released the following statement applauding passage of the Brownfields Reauthorization language that was included in the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations bill: [...]

By |2018-03-23T15:44:50+00:00March 23, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by New Orleans Mayor & President of the United States Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu on the Proposed Omnibus Spending Bill

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from New Orleans Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu in response to the proposed $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill: “Mayors across the country are encouraged by the agreement among Congressional leaders and the Administration that provides funding for FY2018.  The proposed increases in domestic [...]

By |2018-03-22T13:21:20+00:00March 22, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the Passing of U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The U.S. Conference of Mayors, on the passing of United States Representative Louise Slaughter: “The United States Conference of Mayors mourns the loss of our arts champion – U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter. For more than 30 years, Congresswoman Slaughter led the effort [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:30:26+00:00March 16, 2018|News, Press Room|

United States Conference of Mayors Announces Winner of Mayor’s Matchup Civic Tech Pitch at SXSW

National Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Technology Addressing Some of the Greatest Challenges Facing Cities Today Austin, TX – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced Biobot Analytics as the winner of the Mayor’s Matchup: Tech Innovation Pitch Competition where emerging companies pitched their ideas to address challenges facing cities in a “Shark Tank”-style forum [...]

By |2018-03-11T17:26:20+00:00March 11, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, Concerning the Impact on Cities of the Justice Department’s Lawsuit Against the State of California

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, concerning the impact on cities of the Justice Department’s lawsuit against the State of California: “The United States Conference of Mayors today stands firmly united with mayors across the State of California. The Attorney General’s decision [...]

By |2018-03-07T19:48:14+00:00March 7, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Gather at South by Southwest to Explore Emerging Technologies and the Possibilities They Unlock to Spur Civic Innovation

Mayors Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans), Pete Buttigieg (South Bend), Steve Benjamin (Columbia), Nan Whaley (Dayton) and Steve Adler (Austin) Among Delegation of Mayors in Austin, TX Thursday, March 8 – Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Austin, TX – More than 20 mayors from across the country will head to Austin, TX this week for South by [...]

By |2018-03-07T12:12:30+00:00March 7, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, President of the United States Conference of Mayors, Reacts to Washington’s Decision to Delay Debate on Gun Legislation

WASHINGTON, DC – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), today released the following statement on Washington’s decision to delay debate on gun legislation: “Senate leadership is dodging the hard stuff. Leader McConnell is ignoring urgent debates and pressing deadlines which exacerbates the sense of insecurity and vulnerability [...]

By |2018-03-01T22:42:58+00:00March 1, 2018|News, Press Room|