Monthly Archives: December 2022

America’s Mayors Celebrate Passage of Legislation Providing Flexibility For ARPA Resources

Policy Has Been A Top Bipartisan Priority for U.S. Conference of Mayors WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, under Majority Leader Charles Schumer’s leadership, the United States Senate passed the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act. The bipartisan legislation would allow cities, states, and other local governments to allocate resources from

By |2022-12-23T14:28:50-05:00December 23, 2022|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Mark 10 Years Since Sandy Hook Mass Shooting

Washington, DC – Today marks 10 years since the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which took the lives of 20 first graders and six adults. Below is a statement by Kansas City (MO) Mayor Quinton Lucas, Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Criminal and Social Justice Committee, and Tom Cochran, USCM

By |2022-12-14T09:54:37-05:00December 14, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds President Biden, Congress for Enactment of Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, D.C.— Today, President Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act, which enshrines and protects marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) first adopted policy calling for legal protections of gay and lesbian rights by all levels of government in 1984 and policy in support of marriage

By |2023-03-24T12:14:05-04:00December 13, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

$144.6 Billion All-Time High Local Spending on Water and Sewer Utilities in 2020 – CARES Act Fiscal Stimulus Makes an Impact

The United States Conference of Mayors Water Council tracks aggregate public expenditures and revenues of local water and sewer systems and the latest Census data reported for 2020 estimates local spending at $144.6 billion. This is not only an all-time annual high in spending but also demonstrates higher than expected infrastructure investment in the first

By |2022-12-12T18:55:33-05:00December 12, 2022|Environment, Mayors Water Council|

Joint Comment Letters Related to EPA Water and Environmental Rules and Regulations

NPDES CSO Permitting Comment Letter, March 2024National Primary Drinking Water Regulations for Lead and Copper, February 2024 City-Climate Coalition FY2024 Appropriations Letter, September 2023 SRF Appropriations Letter, September 2023 EPW PFAS Comment Letter, July 2023 National Primary Drinking Water Regulations: Consumer Confidence Report Rule Revisions, May 2023 PFAS Drinking Water Proposal Comments, May 2023

By |2024-04-19T10:20:38-04:00December 5, 2022|Environment, Mayors Water Council|

Mayors Whose Cities Had Mass Shootings Urge Senate to Pass Bipartisan Gun Safety Legislation

Washington, DC – Nearly 70 mayors from across the U.S. whose cities have experienced a mass shooting this year sent a letter to Senate Leaders today calling on the Senate to pass gun safety legislation. Two bipartisan bills, S.736, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, and S.529, the Background Check Expansion Act, have already passed

By |2023-03-24T12:14:42-04:00December 5, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Webinar: Using Partnerships to Advance Innovation in Cities

About This Webinar Mayors have played a crucial role for years in advancing innovation in cities, embracing new strategies to deliver for their residents. Key to this success are partnerships, which can help mayors leverage resources and expertise. This discussion features Conference President Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb, Fremont

By |2022-12-01T13:15:02-05:00December 1, 2022|Webinars|

In Letter to Congressional Leaders, Mayors Call for Additional Funding to Bolster Local Organizations Serving Asylum Seekers Along the Southern Border

Washington, DC – Today, in a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, 36 mayors from southern border states and several of their colleagues from other parts of the country urged Congress to add funding to the FY 2023 omnibus appropriations bill to boost the capacity of local

By |2023-05-18T10:34:14-04:00December 1, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|
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