Monthly Archives: June 2021

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley on the bipartisan infrastructure framework announced by President Biden today: “The nation’s mayors are grateful to President Biden and his Administration for their sustained commitment to making a once-in-a-lifetime investment in the nation’s infrastructure. We also commend the Senators

By |2021-06-24T18:34:07-04:00June 24, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome President Biden’s New Strategy To Address Rising Gun Violence in American Cities

Washington, DC – Today the Biden-Harris Administration announced a comprehensive strategy to halt the rise in deadly gun violence and other crime that has taken place in American cities over the last year. The strategy includes several components that American mayors have called on leaders in Washington to make a priority, including the need for

By |2021-06-23T13:31:27-04:00June 23, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors to Discuss Mayoral Vaccine Challenge with Dr. Anthony Fauci

Effort Aims to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 22 at 4:00 pm ET, the nation’s mayors will gather virtually with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the President of the United States, to discuss the urgent work cities are doing in conjunction

By |2021-06-21T17:56:38-04:00June 21, 2021|Media Advisories|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Supreme Court Decision to Uphold ACA

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley on today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act: “The nation’s mayors applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today to once again uphold the Affordable Care Act. This should be the final word on this matter so that we

By |2021-06-17T18:01:43-04:00June 17, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Passes Resolution In Support of Voting Rights, Decries Any Actions That Suppress or Intimidate Eligible Voters

Washington, D.C. – In response to several states across the country enacting voter suppression laws, the Executive Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors has unanimously passed a resolution in support of voting rights. The resolution denounces any actions that would suppress or intimidate eligible voters and calls on the federal government and states to pursue

By |2021-06-16T11:42:06-04:00June 16, 2021|News, Press Room|

Following Weekend of Mass Shootings, Mayors Send Letter to President Biden Demanding Gun Violence Prevention Be Made a Priority

Washington, D.C. – With gun violence again on the rise, including four mass shootings in a six-hour period last weekend alone, the U.S. Conference of Mayors is calling on President Biden to prioritize action on gun violence prevention. The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauded President Biden in March of this year when he announced important executive

By |2021-06-15T16:16:10-04:00June 15, 2021|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: In Wake of Escalating Gun Violence, Mayors Call on Washington to Take Action to Protect Americans

Washington, D.C.— Today at 3:15 PM Eastern, the mayors of Dayton, Chicago, Austin, Houston, and Savannah will convene a virtual press conference to discuss the alarming rise in gun violence across the country and to urge President Biden to take immediate action to make their cities safer for their residents. Over the weekend, four cities – Austin,

By |2021-06-15T13:51:56-04:00June 15, 2021|Media Advisories|

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Becomes 79th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve Elected as First and Second Vice Presidents Washington, DC— Today, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was elected as the 79th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during a session of the Conference’s Executive Committee. Mayor Whaley will succeed outgoing USCM President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

By |2021-06-11T16:24:05-04:00June 11, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Kickoff Mayors Challenge with U.S. Surgeon General Murthy

Effort Aims to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, Friday, June 4 at 1:30 pm ET, the nation’s mayors will gather virtually with U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to kick off the “Mayors Challenge,” an effort being done in conjunction with President Biden’s national Month of Action to increase COVID-19 vaccinations. The Mayors Challenge, which

By |2021-06-03T17:33:21-04:00June 3, 2021|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins White House for a ‘Month of Action’ to Get Americans Vaccinated Against COVID-19

“Mayors Challenge” aims to reach 70% of adults with one shot of the vaccine by July 4th Washington, D.C. – In conjunction with President Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70% of Americans by the 4th of July, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced today a Month of Action with the White House and Department of Health

By |2021-06-02T12:51:03-04:00June 2, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors, Cities and Counties Send Joint Letter to House and Senate Leaders Opposing Clawback Proposals to Repurpose ARP Funds

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities and National Association of Counties sent a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Republican Leader McConnell, House Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy adamantly opposing any proposal that would repurpose urgently needed coronavirus relief funds for other activities. A copy of the letter was

By |2021-06-01T15:51:32-04:00June 1, 2021|News, Press Room|
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