Monthly Archives: March 2023

U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches New Legislative Action Committee, Names Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler As Chair

Washington, D.C. – At a recent meeting of the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), a new Legislative Action Committee was created, and USCM President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez named Brian Wahler, Mayor of Piscataway (NJ), as its Chair. The Conference of Mayors has a long track record of successful advocacy in

By |2023-03-28T10:42:05-04:00March 28, 2023|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Nashville School Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The U.S. Conference of Mayors, on the mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville: “America’s mayors are horrified that at least three students and three adults were killed today at a grade school in Nashville. This is the third school

By |2023-03-27T16:00:52-04:00March 27, 2023|News, Press Room|

U.S. Mayors Visiting Israel with AJC Project Interchange to Explore, Strengthen Cooperation

Jerusalem, Israel – A bipartisan group of U.S. mayors is visiting Israel this week with Project Interchange, an educational institute of American Jewish Committee (AJC), in partnership with The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). The program’s intensive sessions and visits throughout the country will enable the mayors to gain a first-hand understanding of Israel’s vibrant

By |2023-03-20T09:55:39-04:00March 20, 2023|News, Press Room|

American Mayors Congratulate Former LA Mayor Eric Garcetti on Confirmation as Next U.S. Ambassador to India

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Senate approved the nomination of Eric Garcetti, former mayor of Los Angeles, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to India. In response, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement. “America’s mayors are proud to congratulate Eric Garcetti on becoming America’s

By |2023-03-15T17:22:34-04:00March 15, 2023|News, Press Room|

EPA Unfunded Mandates: Priority Issues for Local Governments

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been moving forward with new and upcoming policies intended to protect public health and the environment, and they will likely impact municipal services like drinking and wastewater utilities, clean air regulations and solid waste management. EPA has a long list of new rules and policies. These EPA

By |2023-03-25T10:24:03-04:00March 14, 2023|Environment, Mayors Water Council|

Statement by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on President Biden’s Executive Order to Strengthen Enforcement and Reduce Gun Violence

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden announced an executive order to reduce gun violence and protect public safety, including numerous priorities of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). In response, below is a statement from Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director: “We applaud the President’s action today to reduce gun violence by

By |2023-03-24T12:08:36-04:00March 14, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Endorses Bipartisan Senate Rail Safety Legislation

American Mayors Have Long Called for Reforms to Modernize Rail Systems, Promote Safety Washington, D.C.— Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is endorsing critical and long-overdue legislation to make American railways safer. Following a train derailment and chemical spill in East Palestine, Ohio, a bipartisan group of Senators, led by Sens. Sherrod

By |2023-03-13T10:01:55-04:00March 13, 2023|News, Press Room|

ReThink Named Winner of Mayors’ Matchup Pitch Competition at SXSW

National Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Technologies Addressing Some of the Greatest Challenges Facing Cities Austin, TX – Today, ReThink was announced as the winner of the Mayors' Matchup Civic Tech Pitch Competition at South By Southwest (SXSW). Each year at SXSW, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) helps organize a competition with entrepreneurs and innovators promoting new

By |2023-03-12T14:03:36-04:00March 12, 2023|News|

Mayors Celebrate Two Years of Progress Since Passage of ARPA

  Washington, D.C.— Tomorrow marks the two-year anniversary of the enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). A critical component of this legislation was direct fiscal relief to local governments, which were devastated by unprecedented need and budget shortfalls as a result of the pandemic. Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors has

State & Local Government Associations Support NGA’s Call for Bipartisan Solution on Debt Limit

Washington, DC – Today, the six leading organizations representing state and local governments at the federal level—the United States Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, National Conference of State Legislatures, International City/County Management Association, and The Council of State Governments—concurred with the recent statement of the National Governors Association (NGA) calling

By |2023-03-09T13:41:22-05:00March 9, 2023|News, Press Room|

Mayors at South by Southwest

USCM to Return to Austin for Civic I/O Mayors’ Summit, Sessions on Renewing Opportunity in American Cities Washington, DC – American mayors will be in Austin, Texas this week for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, where the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will co-host the Civic I/O Mayors’ Summit and mayors will

By |2023-03-08T10:18:09-05:00March 8, 2023|News, Press Room|
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