Monthly Archives: April 2020

In Conversation with House Chairman, Mayors Express Urgent Needs in Fight Against COVID-19

Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) held a video discussion with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) about the growing fiscal challenge the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on cities. A bipartisan delegation of five mayors from across the country participated in the conversation with Chairman

Webinar: How Mayors Can Assist Small Business Recovery

About This Webinar The USCM Small Business and Entrepreneurship Task Force through its Partner America program is hosting a webinar featuring small business advocate and Forbes contributor, Lou Mosca, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Management Services. Lou has worked with hundreds of community-based businesses across the country since the

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Join House Ways & Means Chairman for Live Discussion on the COVID-19 Crisis

Mayors from New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas will discuss the importance of federal support for cities Washington, DC – Tomorrow, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. EDT, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will participate in a video discussion with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) about the

By |2020-04-28T18:20:45-04:00April 28, 2020|Media Advisories, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Determined to Secure Federal Aid Needed to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on the absence of fiscal assistance for local governments in the latest interim Coronavirus funding bill: “We are deeply concerned that Congress did not include emergency fiscal assistance for cities in their interim package this week. Cities

By |2020-04-23T17:41:31-04:00April 23, 2020|News, Press Room|

The Economy and Cities: What America’s Leaders Are Seeing

About This Survey The National League of Cities and the United States Conference of Mayors put together a survey of cities, towns, and villages to create a snapshot of the economic conditions of cities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the results of the survey. Download PDF

By |2020-04-14T17:34:04-04:00April 14, 2020|Reports|

Nation’s Mayors Urge Congress to Send Emergency Fiscal Assistance Using CDBG Structure

Washington, DC— The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate urging that the “Interim Supplemental” currently being negotiated provide $53.55 billion in emergency fiscal assistance through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) structure for America’s cities. Right now, cities are

By |2020-04-14T13:26:36-04:00April 14, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement: U.S. Conference of Mayors Supports Congressional Efforts to Pass Additional Emergency COVID-19 Relief for Cities

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, on the legislative proposals put forward today by Congressional leaders on additional emergency COVID-19 relief for cities: “We applaud and fully support the legislative proposals put forward today by Congressional leaders to continue to provide financial

By |2020-04-09T20:08:30-04:00April 9, 2020|News, Press Room|

What Mayors and Their Residents Need to Know About COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

On March 27 the third federal stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (HR 748), became law. The bill gives millions of Americans the opportunity to receive one-time economic impact payments to assist them during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 30, the IRS and Treasury Department announced that payments would be

Helping City Employees Negotiate the COVID-19 Economy

Important Cares Act Information for Your City and Your Employees The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has provisions within it to help individuals and businesses, including city employees. Nationwide, a Platinum Partner of the United States Conference of Mayors, has important information about The CARES Act and how it can

By |2020-04-08T08:16:41-04:00April 8, 2020|Updates|

How the COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Bills Directly Affect Working Families

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been three stimulus bills passed through Congress that have become law to provide emergency assistance to impacted Americans. The first bill, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (HR 6074), became law on March 6 and included $8.3 billion in emergency funding. The second bill