Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors, on the passing of former Kansas City Mayor Richard Berkley. “Dick Berkley was one of the best mayors I have had the privilege to serve in my 50 year-plus-tenure with The United States Conference of
On May 11, 2023, the U.S. government announced the end of the formal Public Health Emergency (PHE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This end to the national emergency triggered several changes impacting COVID-19 testing, as well as changes to requirements of health insurers that may impact the broader use of telehealth services in some states.
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the organization’s bipartisan delegation to COP28, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), which begins on November 30, 2023. Delegation members include: Columbus (OH) Mayor Andrew Ginther, USCM Vice President Washington (DC) Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chair of USCM’s
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new standard for certain forms of PFAS in drinking water and another rulemaking to designate PFAS chemicals as a hazardous substance under the Superfund law. Recent litigation has resulted in more than $13 billion in settlements for public water providers with PFAS Manufacturers, 3M and
Washington, D.C.—Today marks two years since the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, better known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Passage of this legislation was a top priority of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), and mayors have been working closely with the Biden Administration to implement it over the last two
Washington, D.C.—Today, President Joe Biden announced a new initiative on women’s health research, an area that has been understudied in health care for far too long. In response, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (UCSM) released the following statements from USCM Past President Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth B. Kautz, and Tucson (AZ) Mayor Regina Romero,
More than 135 Mayors Demand Congress Include Funding for Border and Migrant Services As Part of Any Supplemental Spending Bill
Bipartisan Group of Mayors Calls for at Least $1.4 Billion to Support Local Governments Seeing an Influx of Migrants and Asylum Seekers Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan group of 139 mayors in the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to Congress registering their strong support for President Biden’s supplemental funding