Sara Durr

About Sara Durr

Sara Durr is our Director of Communications at the Conference. She can be contacted by phone at 202-215-1811 or via email at sdurr@usmayors.org.

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Passage of the Equality Act

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5: The Equality Act, a bill that would ban discrimination against LGBTQ Americans by listing sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited grounds of employment discrimination under federal law. U.S. Conference of Mayors President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement in support of the

By |2021-02-25T16:41:48-05:00February 25, 2021|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Welcome Introduction of Biden-Backed Immigration Plan in Congress

USCM Has Long Called on Congress to Modernize America’s Immigration System Washington, DC – Today New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and California Representative Linda Sánchez introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act, sweeping legislation to reform America’s immigration system. The bill is based on a plan released by President Joe Biden on his first day in office

By |2021-02-18T12:39:10-05:00February 18, 2021|News, Press Room|

Key House Committee Approves Direct Fiscal Assistance for American Cities

Top Priority for American Mayors in Fight Against COVID Moves Forward Washington, DC – Today the House Committee on Oversight and Reform approved a package of funding that includes $350 billion in direct fiscal assistance to states, local governments, territories and tribes. The legislation is the Committee’s contribution to the larger Biden COVID rescue plan,

By |2021-02-12T21:31:14-05:00February 12, 2021|News, Press Room|

In Letter After Letter, Cities Across the U.S. Urge Congress to Provide Direct Aid to Pandemic-Stricken Local Governments

Washington, D.C. – Across the country, mayors – Republicans, Democrats and Independents – are renewing their call for Congress to provide direct fiscal assistance to all cities and towns of all sizes. Following a letter signed by more than 420 mayors last month, a growing number of cities, including those in Arizona, California, Florida, Kentucky,

By |2021-02-11T12:48:36-05:00February 11, 2021|News, Press Room|

Local Governments Welcome Introduction of Coronavirus Relief Package with Essential Aid

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, and The U.S. Conference of Mayors today welcomed the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee’s State and Local Coronavirus Fiscal Recovery Funds legislation - to be considered as part of a comprehensive COVID-19 federal package. The bill includes $350 billion in critical aid to

By |2021-02-10T21:18:57-05:00February 10, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Executive Orders to Reunify Families Separated at the Border and Establish a Safe, Lawful Immigration System

Washington, DC – Today, President Joe Biden signed a series of Executive Orders and presidential directives that will reunify families separated at the border and authorize a review of the previous Administration’s damaging immigration policies that limited asylum, made it more difficult for immigrants to be naturalized, significantly expanded the public charge inadmissibility test, and

By |2021-02-02T18:40:24-05:00February 2, 2021|News, Press Room|

More than 400 Bipartisan Mayors Now Signed on To Letter Calling for Action on Direct Fiscal Assistance for Cities

Republican, Democrat and Independent Mayors Want Congress to Pass Relief Included in Biden Rescue Plan Washington, DC – America’s mayors are using their voices to demand Congress finally take action to support cities by passing the fiscal relief for local governments included in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. A letter to Congress now has 402

By |2021-01-29T13:47:36-05:00January 29, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, and National Association of Counties Press Congress on Urgent Need for Direct Local Aid

Washington, D.C. — This morning, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities and National Association of Counties held a joint Zoom press conference urging Congress to pass the direct fiscal assistance to cities and counties included in the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan. All three organizations have been fighting for communities

By |2021-01-28T19:04:52-05:00January 28, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on SALT Deductibility Act

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, in support of the SALT Deductibility Act: "On behalf of the nation's mayors, I want to express our strong support for the Securing Access to Lower Taxes by Ensuring Deductibility Act (SALT Deductibility Act). This bipartisan proposal

By |2021-01-28T17:04:40-05:00January 28, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities & National Association of Counties Call on Congress to Pass $350 Billion in Direct Assistance to Cities & Counties

Washington, DC—The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) held a joint press conference today, calling on Congress to pass the direct fiscal assistance to cities and counties included in the Biden Administration’s American Rescue Plan. After the press conference, they released the following

By |2021-01-28T15:50:33-05:00January 28, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities & National Association of Counties to Hold Press Conference on Urgent Need for Direct Local Aid

Washington, D.C. – Today at 11:00 AM ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the National League of Cities (NLC) and National Association of Counties (NACo) will hold a joint Zoom press conference to call on Congress to pass the direct fiscal assistance to cities and counties included in the Biden Administration’s American rescue plan.

By |2021-01-28T09:06:51-05:00January 28, 2021|Media Advisories|

Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Actions to Tackle Climate Crisis, Bolster Clean Energy Economy

Washington, DC – Following his Day One actions on climate change, President Joe Biden today signed a number of climate and environmental justice-focused executive orders. His latest actions will establish a National Climate Task Force to coordinate climate action across all federal agencies and bolster the nation’s growing clean energy sector. The latest round of

By |2021-01-27T17:37:57-05:00January 27, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Actions to Address Racial Equity and Systemic Racism

Washington, DC – Building off of executive actions addressing equity signed on his first day in office, President Joe Biden took further action today on issues related to racial equity and systemic racism. On the issue of housing, the president has taken action consistent with U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) policy, directing the Department of

By |2021-01-26T18:07:51-05:00January 26, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Urge Quick Confirmation of DHS Nominee

Washington, DC – Today the Senate Homeland Security Committee approved the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be the next Secretary of Homeland Security. Now only a vote in the full Senate remains to confirm him and fill the current vacancy at this critical department. In a letter sent earlier this morning on behalf of the

By |2021-01-26T14:10:09-05:00January 26, 2021|News, Press Room|

Dalai Lama to Join as a Special Guest for Virtual Discussion With U.S. Conference of Mayors, Strong Cities Network

Session concludes U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 89th Winter Meeting Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:30 PM ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Strong Cities Network will hold a joint discussion with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama appearing as a special guest. The conversation will feature mayors from countries around the

By |2021-01-26T10:42:14-05:00January 26, 2021|Media Advisories|

Six Cities Share $745,000 in Grants Through the 2021 Childhood Obesity Prevention and Environmental Health and Sustainability Awards

Partnership Invests $4.3 million overall in Mayors and Cities since 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) announced today $745,000 in grants to nine U.S. cities that are the winners of the 2021 Childhood Obesity Prevention and Environmental Health and Sustainability

By |2021-01-23T14:43:44-05:00January 23, 2021|News, Press Room|

On Final Day of Winter Meeting, Nation’s Mayors to Meet with Biden Administration Officials, Focus on Climate, Immigration

Washington, D.C. – Hundreds of mayors from across the country are gathering for the final day of the virtual U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 89th Winter Meeting on Saturday, January 23. Mayors will meet with former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, nominee to be U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary, as well as Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry

By |2021-01-23T13:16:54-05:00January 23, 2021|Media Advisories|

Mayors Welcome Urgency Demonstrated by New Biden Actions to Fight Coronavirus, Collaborate with Cities

Washington, DC – On his second day in office, President Joe Biden took further steps to bolster and strengthen the American response to the coronavirus pandemic. The new executive orders and presidential directives signed today would help protect American workers, boost the production and delivery of Covid-19 testing and vaccines, help kids get back to

By |2021-01-21T18:36:50-05:00January 21, 2021|News, Press Room|

At 89th Winter Meeting, USCM President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Lays Out City Priorities and Vision for American Breakthrough

Washington, D.C.— Today, during the opening plenary session of the 89th Winter Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer addressed hundreds of mayors from across the country. In sweeping remarks, Mayor Fischer spoke about the importance of mayoral leadership in the new Biden era, outlined the

By |2021-01-22T14:00:58-05:00January 21, 2021|News, Press Room|

THIS WEEK: Nation’s Mayors to Meet with Biden Administration Officials

Mayors to Discuss Priorities with Biden Administration Officials, Congressional Leaders & Business Leaders at 89th U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting Thursday, January 21 – Saturday, January 23, 2021 Washington, D.C. – Hundreds of mayors from across the country are gathering virtually for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 89th Winter Meeting from Thursday, January 21 to Saturday,

By |2021-01-21T10:17:44-05:00January 21, 2021|Media Advisories|
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