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About Elena Temple

Elena Temple is the Director of Public Affairs for the Conference. She can be contacted by phone at 202-286-1100 or via email at etemple@usmayors.org.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Congressional Budge Office Score of House Healthcare Bill

  Statement of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, Chair USCM Children, Health and Human Services Committee Washington, D.C. – On behalf of the nation’s mayors, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Children, Health and Human Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to today’s Congressional Budget Office score of [...]

By | 2017-05-24T18:37:39+00:00 May 24, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room|

Mayors Karen Freeman-Wilson, Ed Pawlowski to Speak in Support of Community Development Block Grant Funding

Washington, D.C. –  On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), Gary (IN) Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Allentown (PA) Mayor Ed Pawlowski will participate in a Congressional roundtable discussion on the importance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, both of which are slated for elimination in the Administration’s [...]

By | 2017-05-24T10:16:01+00:00 May 24, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Press Room|

The Nation’s Mayors Sound Alarm on Trump FY 2018 Budget: Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on the release of President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal, A New Foundation for American Greatness: “Mayors across the country are deeply troubled by President Trump’s brazen attack on the very people he promised to protect. The [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:36:25+00:00 May 23, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce Infrastructure Task Force to be Chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett has announced today the formation of a Task Force on Infrastructure to be chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. As Chair of the USCM Infrastructure Task Force, Mayor Garcetti will represent the Conference of Mayors during Infrastructure Week, which is [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Passage of House Healthcare Replacement Bill

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today expressed strong opposition to the American Health Care Act of 2017. In January, mayors came together in a bipartisan manner to put forward key principles and in a U.S. Conference of Mayors letter (Jan 25) to Congress that would help protect our nation's sickest people.  The amended legislation [...]

Selected News Clips From USCM Meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

  On Tuesday, April 25th U.S. Conference of Mayors leadership met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss a range of public safety issues, including reducing violent crime, strengthening police-community relations, criminal justice reform, and Justice Department provisions in January 25 interior enforcement Executive Order. Meeting participants included:  USCM Vice President New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu, [...]

State, Local Governments Applaud Introduction of Remote Sales Tax Legislation

WASHINGTON – The seven leading organizations that represent state and local governments at the federal level – the National Governors Association, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, International City/County Management Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and The Council of State Governments – today issued the following statement on [...]

By | 2017-04-28T15:04:59+00:00 April 28, 2017|News, Press Room|

State, Local Governments Urge Congress to Preserve State and Local Tax Deduction and Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds in Tax Reform Efforts

Washington – The seven leading organizations that represent state and local governments at the federal level – the National Governors Association, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, International City/County Management Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and The Council of State Governments – issued the following statement on President [...]

By | 2017-04-28T13:08:38+00:00 April 28, 2017|News, Press Room, U.S. Metro Economies|

Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on Nationwide Injunction of Executive Order Sanctuary Cities Provisions

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on today’s ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: The nation’s mayors applaud today’s decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California which granted San Francisco and Santa Clara [...]

Nation’s Mayors to Meet With Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. –  A delegation of the nation’s mayors will meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, April 25th at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss a range of public safety issues, including reducing violent crime, strengthening police-community relations, criminal justice reform, and Justice Department provisions [...]

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate CDBG in FY ’18 Budget

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week  Washington, D.C. –  In the middle of Community Development Week (April 17-22), mayors and local leaders across the country today lifted their voices in support of the many accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and its ability to positively impact residents and transform communities. On [...]

By | 2017-04-26T11:28:36+00:00 April 19, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, News, Press Room|

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate Community Development Block Grant Funding

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week:   Wednesday, April 19th at 11:30 am ET  Washington, D.C. –  During National Community Development Week, which runs from April 17-21 and highlights the accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, mayors and local leaders will host a national press conference call on Wednesday, [...]

Alexandria (VA) Mayor Allison Silberberg to Highlight Success of VITA and Free File

EASY, NO COST WAYS TO SAVE MONEY AT TAX TIME Free programs help low and middle-income residents file their taxes, claim all benefits and deductions to maximize their refund Washington, DC –  In conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and as the tax season comes to a close, Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg will meet [...]

By | 2017-04-13T16:16:47+00:00 April 13, 2017|Media Advisories|

U.S. Mayors Issue Bipartisan Call for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

  Washington, D.C. -- Through the U.S Conference of Mayors, 101 mayors from 33 states are jointly calling on Congress to fix the nation’s broken immigration system by passing bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legislation.  From cities large and small, the mayors have signed a bipartisan letter urging members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate to enact comprehensive immigration reform that would: Strengthen our borders while [...]

U.S. Mayors to Host Gathering of Professional Sports Alliance

  Frisco, TX | April 6-8, 2017 Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and host Frisco Mayor Maher Maso, the Mayors Professional Sports Alliance will host a meeting in Frisco, Texas from April 6-8 to highlight the city’s successful efforts to position itself as [...]

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to Testify on the ‘FAST’ Act

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will testify before the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit hearing on Tuesday, April 4th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing titled ‘Fixing America’s Surface Transportation’ (FAST) Act Implementation:  State and Local Perspectives.’ Mayor Reed, who Chairs the Conference’s [...]

Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Chris Bollwage to Testify on Brownfields Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. – On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor Chris Bollwage will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment on Tuesday, April 4th at 10 a.m. ET during a hearing on Brownfields Reauthorization. Mayor Bollwage, who testified last week before the House Transportation and Infrastructure [...]

By | 2017-04-03T12:04:49+00:00 April 3, 2017|Environment, Media Advisories|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s Executive Order titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a strong proponent of the need to address climate change and supports the Paris agreement, which [...]

By | 2017-03-29T18:14:17+00:00 March 29, 2017|Energy, Environment, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Meet with Department of Homeland Security Kelly

  Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) leadership, including USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Latino Alliance Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chair Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Criminal & Social Justice [...]

Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on Today’s Remarks by Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Washington, D.C. – USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on today’s remarks on Sanctuary Jurisdictions by Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “Today U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions accused some states and cities of adopting ‘policies designed to frustrate the enforcement of our immigration laws.’  This statement is incorrect, unfortunate, and [...]

By | 2017-03-27T17:30:15+00:00 March 27, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Press Room|