Biden Meets with New York City Mayor Eric Adams

Washington, D.C. – Today, New York City Mayor Eric Adams welcomed President Biden, who visited the nation’s largest city to discuss the administration’s comprehensive strategy to combat gun crime in America. In response, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the following statement:

“We appreciate President Biden’s commitment to collaborating with city leaders to combat the national spike in crime and provide much-needed federal resources and capabilities,” said U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “Mayors have remained steadfast: we cannot tolerate this surge in crime across America’s cities. We must increase funding for our police. We must work with district attorneys, law enforcement officials, and federal partners to protect public safety and to enforce the law. No exceptions. No excuses. Today’s announcement of more federal actions to reduce crime is welcomed news, and we pledge to continue working together with federal and state partners.”

Since 1968, the U.S. Conference of Mayors has supported commonsense and comprehensive strategies to staunch gun violence. Last June, 27 mayors sent a letter to President Biden and his administration calling for responsive actions to address the recent spike in gun crime, and the administration included several of those suggestions in its comprehensive strategy, which was discussed today.