National League of Cities and U.S. Conference of Mayors Statement on SCOTUS Decision in West Virginia v. EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court greatly limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by curtailing its long-standing authority under the Clean Air Act. The National League of Cities (NLC) and The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) joined together in an amicus brief

By |2022-06-30T12:31:29-04:00June 30, 2022|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds Final Passage of Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill

Washington, DC – Following Senate passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, the United States House of Representatives today passed this historic gun safety legislation that includes several important firearms’ reforms that American mayors have championed for years as well as a significant increase in resources to address mental health needs. In response, United States

By |2022-06-24T13:54:50-04:00June 24, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on SCOTUS Decision to End Women’s Right to Safe, Legal, Accessible Abortion

Washington, DC – Today, the conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ended a woman’s right to safe, legal, and accessible abortions, voting 5-4 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to overrule Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, ignoring the dangers to women’s health and 50 years of precedent. The U.S. Conference

By |2022-06-24T10:46:06-04:00June 24, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Concerned SCOTUS Decision in New York Gun Case May Lead to Increased Gun Violence, Endanger Police Officers

Washington, DC – Today the Supreme Court struck down a New York State law requiring people to show cause why they must have a permit to carry a handgun outside their home. The U.S. Conference of Mayors joined other local government and police executive organizations in a State and Local Legal Center amicus brief that urged the

By |2022-06-23T17:37:27-04:00June 23, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Welcome Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill, Urge Quick Passage

Washington, DC – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) applauds members of both parties for coming together to introduce bipartisan gun safety legislation. Welcoming the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which includes several provisions promoted by America’s mayors, USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement: “With this bill, senators are saving

By |2022-06-22T12:01:24-04:00June 22, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Launch Task Force on Improving America’s Cities with Public-Private Partnerships

Washington, DC – At its 90th Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada earlier this month, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new Public-Private Partnerships Task Force. The task force will be a hub for mayors to discuss opportunities, challenges, and best practices around public-private partnerships and their cities. It will be led by Atlanta

By |2022-06-22T15:03:27-04:00June 21, 2022|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Issues Letter Urging Senate to Confirm Steve Dettelbach as ATF Director

Last week, on behalf of the nation's mayors, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran sent a letter to U.S. Senators urging them to confirm Steve Dettelbach as the next Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this week. View the full letter here. ____________ June 17, 2022 Dear

By |2022-06-21T12:01:46-04:00June 21, 2022|News, Press Room|

USCM Celebrates DACA on its 10th Anniversary

Bipartisan Co-chairs of Task Force on Immigration Reform Urge Congressional Action Washington, D.C. — Today marks ten years since the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides critical protection for Dreamers, people brought to this country at a young age and who call it home. Recognizing the continuing importance of

By |2022-06-15T18:27:11-04:00June 15, 2022|Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Senate Gun Safety Proposal

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors, on the Senate’s bipartisan gun safety proposal released today: “As mayors continue to face the devastating impact of gun violence in their cities, we are encouraged that a bipartisan group of Senators has heeded the call

By |2022-06-12T17:16:34-04:00June 12, 2022|News, Press Room|

On Final Day of the 90th Annual Meeting, U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Policy Priorities for the Coming Year & Elects New Officers

Mayors prioritize fight against gun violence and climate change, and promote economic solutions like infrastructure, broadband, and EVs Reno, Nevada — On the final day of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 90th Annual Meeting, mayors gathered to set the Conference agenda and install new Conference officers for the next year. A business meeting Monday morning

By |2022-06-10T10:49:09-04:00June 6, 2022|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches Task Force on Mental Health and Wellbeing

USCM President Suarez Appoints Reno Mayor Schieve to Chair Effort, Working Closely with US Surgeon General Reno, Nevada – During the 90th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, USCM President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez announced the creation of a new official Task Force on Mental Health and Wellbeing. The Task Force will be

By |2022-06-21T14:44:01-04:00June 5, 2022|90th Annual Meeting (2022), News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces Winners of Police and Racial Justice Grants

Program Supported by Target Recognizes New Orleans (LA), Irving (TX) and Central Falls (RI) Reno, NV—Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, in partnership with Target, announced the winners of this year’s Police Reform and Racial Justice Grant Program: New Orleans (LA), Irving (TX), and Central Falls (RI). The program aims to identify, promote, and support

By |2022-06-21T14:44:36-04:00June 4, 2022|90th Annual Meeting (2022), News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Kresge Foundation Release New Report on Cities Using ARPA Funds to Promote Equity

Reno, NV – In collaboration with The Kresge Foundation, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today released a new report, “Promoting Equity through ARPA Implementation.” The report, which can be found HERE, documents 20 city case studies and details how mayors are using State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan

By |2022-06-21T14:45:08-04:00June 3, 2022|90th Annual Meeting (2022), News, Press Room|

NEW REPORT: U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases Comprehensive Economic Report Revealing Strength of Metro Economies

New Data Finds Cities Driving Economic Recovery, Job Growth Reno, Nevada – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released its 2022 Metro Economies Report, which details the economic situation and outlook for every metropolitan area in the United States. This new data, revealed during the USCM’s 90th Annual Meeting taking place in Reno,

By |2022-06-21T14:46:19-04:00June 3, 2022|90th Annual Meeting (2022), News, Press Room|

Mayors Honored for Local Climate Action

Kansas City and Suisun City Mayors Are Top Award Winners Reno, NV – Today, during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 90th Annual Meeting in Reno (NV), twelve mayors will be recognized for their efforts to address the climate crisis as part of the 2022 Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards. The top winners are Kansas City (MO)

FRIDAY: USCM Leadership to Hold Press Conference Kicking Off Annual Meeting in Reno

170+ mayors gathering in Reno for U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 90th Annual Meeting  Washington, D.C. – On Friday, June 3, as part of the kickoff of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 90th Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, USCM President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, host USCM Second Vice President Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, and other mayors

By |2022-06-21T14:47:40-04:00June 2, 2022|90th Annual Meeting (2022), Media Advisories|

In Bipartisan Letter, Nation’s Mayors Renew Call on Senate to Vote on Commonsense Gun Safety Legislation

Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors has reissued a letter from August of 2019, calling on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to take swift action and pass two bills to finally address the toll that gun violence has taken on Americans across the country. The letter

By |2022-06-02T11:03:45-04:00June 2, 2022|News, Press Room|

THIS WEEK: Vice President Kamala Harris to Address Nation’s Mayors

Friday, June 3, 2022 Reno, NV Washington, D.C. – On Friday, June 3, Vice President Kamala Harris will address the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 90th Annual Meeting in Reno, NV. The Vice President’s speech will kick off the first day of the Conference’s Annual Meeting, which will bring mayors from across the country together to engage

By |2022-06-01T10:48:58-04:00June 1, 2022|Media Advisories|
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