Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “I am deeply saddened by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a brilliant jurist, a trailblazer and indomitable fighter for women’s rights and human rights. Let us
To Drive Post-COVID Economic Recovery, Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure and Technology Investments, Study Finds
Study Shows Plans for Recovery Must Overcome Near Universal Budget Shortfalls Resulting from Pandemic WASHINGTON, DC– While a majority of U.S. mayors (94%) agree that their city’s economic recovery depends on containing and preventing community spread of the COVID-19 virus, investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and economic growth is the top immediate (69%) and
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment for the Clean Water Act, which will help communities plan for water infrastructure improvements. Due to concerns about unfunded mandates on local governments, Congress directed the EPA to revise its 1997 Financial Capability Assessment Guidance, which is used to
Nation’s Mayors Urge Congress and Administration to Keep Working on Urgently Needed COVID-19 Relief Legislation
Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is urging congressional and administration leaders to return to the negotiating table and pass a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package. American cities continue to face devastating budget shortfalls as a direct result of the pandemic. Today USCM President Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, USCM Vice President Dayton (OH)
U.S. Mayors to Senate: Vote No On Any COVID-19 Bill That Does Not Include Direct Fiscal Assistance For All Cities
Washington, DC –Below is a statement from Tom Cochran, CEO & Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors urges the Senate to vote no on any proposal that does not include direct fiscal assistance to the Nation’s local governments, which are on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic and
Any Effort to Strip Cities of Funds Available Under the Law Will Be Met with a Bipartisan Legal Challenge Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to the President of the United States, urging him to rescind his recent memorandum that threatens to deny cities federal resources made
Washington, DC –Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President Trump’s threat to cut federal funding for cities: “President Trump may believe this is an attack on mayors, but it is actually an attack on the millions of hard-working, tax-paying citizens who live in American cities.
U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins Fight Against Trump Administration’s Attempts to Reduce Census Efforts
Coalition Argues Reduction in Time for Census Self-Response and Door-to-Door Follow-Up Will Lead to Substantial Undercount Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors today has joined a large coalition of attorneys general, cities, counties, and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors in taking legal action against the Trump Administration’s impairment of the 2020 Decennial Census.