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.

America’s Mayors Celebrate House Passage of Historic Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C. – After the United States House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 today, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement: “Mayors across the nation commend the House for approving this historic bill. With the Inflation Reduction Act, families across the country will begin

By |2022-08-12T17:48:37-04:00August 12, 2022|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Celebrate Signing of CHIPS and Science Act

Washington, DC – Today, with mayors from across America looking on, President Joe Biden signed into law the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act of 2022. The bill was championed by America’s mayors, with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) sending a letter to congressional leadership last month urging its passage.

By |2022-08-09T11:12:51-04:00August 9, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, and following the vote, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued this statement: “With today’s vote, the Senate has begun to solve some of the biggest challenges facing American cities, including rising costs and dangerous climate

By |2022-08-07T15:32:29-04:00August 7, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge Senate to Pass the Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C. – As the United States Senate considers the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, mayors across the country are reiterating their support for this comprehensive and significant legislation. Urging swift passage of the bill, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following the statement: “America’s mayors urge the Senate

By |2022-08-05T09:33:59-04:00August 5, 2022|News, Press Room|

American Mayors: Pass the PACT Act Now

Washington, DC – Mayors across the nation stand with America's veterans in support of the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act and believe that senators must send this bill to the president for his signature. On behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Veterans Affairs Task Force, Co-Chairs Charleston (SC) Mayor John Tecklenburg

By |2022-08-01T14:10:42-04:00August 1, 2022|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds House Passage of Assault Weapons Ban

Washington, DC—Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would ban assault weapons and accessories that accelerate the rate of fire of semiautomatic guns, including bump stocks and high-capacity magazines. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has had policy supporting such legislation since 1991 and the following statement by USCM CEO and Executive Director

By |2022-07-29T18:42:11-04:00July 29, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C.— Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the Inflation Reduction Act, a comprehensive bill that will address pressing issues facing the nation and its cities, including climate change, deficit reduction, health care and inflation. CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Tom Cochran released the following statement in support of

By |2022-07-28T18:20:05-04:00July 28, 2022|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Celebrate Passage of Major Semiconductor Investment and Research Bill

In Letter to Congress, Mayors Recently Endorsed the Legislation and Called for its Passage Washington, DC – Following action yesterday in the Senate, today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the CHIPS and Science Act, sending the bill to the President for his signature. The legislation makes critical investments in American semiconductor manufacturing as

By |2022-07-28T20:48:30-04:00July 28, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Launch Standing Committee on Technology and Innovation to Strengthen City Broadband Deployment, Cybersecurity Defenses, and Digital Services

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell Named Chair Washington, DC –Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez named Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell as the first chair of the organization’s new Standing Committee on Technology and Innovation. The new committee will examine broadband deployment, cybersecurity, and city digital services, as well as promote

By |2022-07-22T14:07:14-04:00July 22, 2022|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds President Biden’s Safer America Plan

Washington, D.C.—Today, the Biden Administration announced the Safer America Plan, a budget proposal that aims to make communities safer by investing in community policing, crime prevention, and a fairer criminal justice system. Part of President Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget, the plan outlines investments to make streets safer, support effective policing methods and address the

By |2022-07-21T16:22:57-04:00July 21, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on House Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Respect for Marriage Act, which would officially repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and enshrine federal protections for same-sex and interracial marriages into law. Following the vote, U.S. Conference of Mayors Chair of the LGBTQ Alliance San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria

By |2022-07-19T18:23:54-04:00July 19, 2022|News, Press Room|

In Letter to Lawmakers, U.S. Conference of Mayors Endorses House Action on Assault Weapons Ban Legislation

Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler (D-NY) commending him for scheduling a committee vote this week on H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021.  The bill, authored by Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), would make it

By |2022-07-18T13:50:52-04:00July 18, 2022|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors on House Passage of Bills Protecting Reproductive Rights

Washington, DC – Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on House passage of legislation protecting reproductive rights. “Just last month at its annual meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted policy that called on Members of Congress to swiftly pass legislation to codify a woman's

By |2022-07-15T16:20:46-04:00July 15, 2022|News, Press Room|

In New Letter, U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Pelosi, Schumer, McCarthy, & McConnell to Finish Up Work on Semiconductor Legislation

Washington, D.C. – In a letter today addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) called on Congress to finish up negotiations on the America COMPETES Act (HR 4521) and the U.S. Innovation and

By |2022-07-28T10:47:49-04:00July 14, 2022|News, Press Room|

Local Infrastructure Hub Rolls Out Programming to Help U.S. Cities and Towns Access Federal Infrastructure Funding

Bloomberg Philanthropies, in Partnership with National League of Cities, Results for America, and US Conference of Mayors, Announces First Webinar and Launches Interactive Tools to Help Cities Navigate Funding Opportunities The Ballmer Group Announces a $5 Million Gift to Support the Initiative New York, NY — Bloomberg Philanthropies yesterday released the first wave of programming from

By |2022-07-13T09:51:31-04:00July 13, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Confirmation of Steve Dettelbach as ATF Director

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors, on today’s confirmation of Steve Dettelbach as ATF Director: “This is a week of real progress in our efforts to reduce gun violence in this country. Yesterday members of Congress, mayors, law enforcement leaders, survivors

By |2022-07-12T16:06:09-04:00July 12, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on President Biden’s Executive Order Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director, Tom Cochran, on the Executive Order signed by President Biden today protecting access to reproductive health care services: “America’s mayors applaud the efforts by President Biden and the Executive Branch to protect access to reproductive health care services in the wake

By |2022-07-08T13:03:18-04:00July 8, 2022|News, Press Room|

National League of Cities and U.S. Conference of Mayors Statement on SCOTUS Decision in West Virginia v. EPA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court greatly limited the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by curtailing its long-standing authority under the Clean Air Act. The National League of Cities (NLC) and The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) joined together in an amicus brief

By |2022-06-30T12:31:29-04:00June 30, 2022|News, Press Room|
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