Monthly Archives: February 2021

Mayors Hail House Passage of the American Rescue Plan, Urge Swift Action in Senate

Bill Includes Urgently Needed Resources for Local Governments Hurt by COVID-19 Pandemic Washington, DC – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, legislation built on President Joe Biden’s comprehensive plan to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Among many critical provisions, the bill includes $350 billion in direct fiscal relief

By |2021-02-27T08:37:02-05:00February 27, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Passage of the Equality Act

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5: The Equality Act, a bill that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans by listing sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited grounds of employment discrimination under federal law. U.S. Conference of Mayors President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement in support of the

By |2021-02-25T16:41:48-05:00February 25, 2021|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Welcome Introduction of Biden-Backed Immigration Plan in Congress

USCM Has Long Called on Congress to Modernize America’s Immigration System Washington, DC – Today New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and California Representative Linda Sánchez introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act, sweeping legislation to reform America’s immigration system. The bill is based on a plan released by President Joe Biden on his first day in office

By |2021-02-18T12:39:10-05:00February 18, 2021|News, Press Room|

Key House Committee Approves Direct Fiscal Assistance for American Cities

Top Priority for American Mayors in Fight Against COVID Moves Forward Washington, DC – Today the House Committee on Oversight and Reform approved a package of funding that includes $350 billion in direct fiscal assistance to states, local governments, territories and tribes. The legislation is the Committee’s contribution to the larger Biden COVID rescue plan,

By |2021-02-12T21:31:14-05:00February 12, 2021|News, Press Room|

Accelerating Carbon Emission Reductions

Local Actions are Required to Effectively Address the 68% of Annual Carbon Emissions that Come from the Buildings and Transportation Sectors Want to know where America is in the Clean Energy Transition? Looking at how the utility scale electric power sector is switching technologies and fuels to low- and no-carbon sources indicates the transition

By |2021-02-12T16:20:01-05:00February 12, 2021|Energy|

In Letter After Letter, Cities Across the U.S. Urge Congress to Provide Direct Aid to Pandemic-Stricken Local Governments

Washington, D.C. – Across the country, mayors – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – are renewing their call for Congress to provide direct fiscal assistance to all cities and towns of all sizes. Following a letter signed by more than 420 mayors last month, a growing number of cities, including those in Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky,

By |2021-02-11T12:48:36-05:00February 11, 2021|News, Press Room|

Local Governments Welcome Introduction of Coronavirus Relief Package with Essential Aid

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, and The U.S. Conference of Mayors today welcomed the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee’s State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Funds legislation - to be considered as part of a comprehensive COVID-19 federal package. The bill includes $350 billion in critical aid to

By |2021-02-10T21:18:57-05:00February 10, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Executive Orders to Reunify Families Separated at the Border and Establish a Safe, Lawful Immigration System

Washington, DC – Today, President Joe Biden signed a series of Executive Orders and presidential directives that will reunify families separated at the border and authorize a review of the previous Administration’s damaging immigration policies that limited asylum, made it more difficult for immigrants to be naturalized, significantly expanded the public charge inadmissibility test, and

By |2021-02-02T18:40:24-05:00February 2, 2021|News, Press Room|
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