Sara Durr

About Sara Durr

Sara Durr is a member of our communications team at the Conference. She can be contacted by phone at 202-215-1811 or via email at sara@durrcommunications.com.

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on President Trump Undermining ACA

Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s decision to undermine the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: "The president’s executive order to eliminate the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections and to dismantle insurance rules is not about creating a free market.  It [...]

By | 2017-10-12T14:54:23+00:00 October 12, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to EPA’s Announcement to Repeal Clean Power Plan Rule

Washington, DC — U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement in response to the EPA’s announcement today to repeal the Clean Power Plan rule: “We are disappointed in the Administration’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan and would urge them to rethink their position. The [...]

By | 2017-10-10T15:37:09+00:00 October 10, 2017|Environment, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Sends Open Letter to Congress Urging Swift Passage of Bipartisan Dreamer Legislation

Washington, DC — Today, as many in Congress and around the nation express concern with the White House’s Sunday night proposal that would trade hard-line immigration policies for legislation to protect 800,000 young people who live in fear of being separated from the only home they know, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent an [...]

By | 2017-10-10T10:27:39+00:00 October 10, 2017|Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Senator Blumenthal and DACA Recipient Denisse Rojas Marquez, Call on DHS to Extend DACA Renewal Deadline, Congress to Pass Bipartisan Dream Act

Speakers highlighted bipartisan support for providing a permanent solution to Dreamers A recording of the press call is available here. Washington, DC—Yesterday, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined leaders of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Dreamer Denisse Rojas Marquez for a press call urging the Department of Homeland Security to extend the deadline to [...]

By | 2017-10-04T14:37:02+00:00 October 4, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Senator Blumenthal and DACA Recipient Denisse Rojas Marquez, Call on DHS to Extend DACA Renewal Deadline, Congress to Pass Bipartisan Dream Act

PRESS CALL: TODAY at 4 pm ET Washington, DC—TODAY, October 3, 2017 at 4 pm ET, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and leaders of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will join Dreamer Denisse Rojas Marquez for a press call urging the Department of Homeland Security to extend the deadline to allow DACA recipients to renew [...]

By | 2017-10-03T16:09:09+00:00 October 3, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Statement By U.S. Conference Of Mayors President And New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu On Mass Shooting In Las Vegas

Washington, DC – In response to last evening’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: “Once again our nation has experienced a mass shooting – this one occurred in Las Vegas and killed and injured more people than any previous mass shooting [...]

By | 2017-10-02T17:45:05+00:00 October 2, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Supports the Mayor of San Juan in Addressing Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis

Washington, DC — The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the following statement in support of the Mayor of San Juan in addressing Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis: “Attacking our leaders on the ground during one of America’s greatest humanitarian crises is not leadership, and it's not going to help the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico get [...]

By | 2017-09-30T20:50:51+00:00 September 30, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Leadership To Visit Volunteer Supply Center For Puerto Rico Relief In Miami, Tour Key West On First Day Officially Open For Tourists

WASHINGTON, DC – As U.S. cities begin to recover and rebuild after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Leadership will head to Miami and Key West this weekend to offer assistance and solidarity. USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans), Vice President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, S.C.), Second Vice President Mayor Bryan [...]

By | 2017-09-30T15:16:59+00:00 September 30, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Saturday: In Wake Of Hurricane Harvey, Nation’s Mayors Head To Houston To Offer Assistance And Solidarity As Cities Recover, Rebuild

U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership – Mayors Mitch Landrieu, Stephen Benjamin, Bryan Barnett and CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran – to Join Houston Mayor Sylvester to Survey Recovery Sites, Meet with Volunteers, Emergency and Recovery Officials WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. weathers one of the most active and severe hurricane seasons on record, [...]

By | 2017-09-30T12:25:55+00:00 September 29, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Mayors Urge Congress To Preserve State And Local Tax Deduction

Elimination Disproportionately Impacts Cities and Hits Middle Class Families the Hardest WASHINGTON, DC — In response to the Republican tax reform plan released today that included the elimination of the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT), the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: [...]

By | 2017-09-27T16:23:44+00:00 September 27, 2017|News, Press Room|

Today: Leading Bipartisan Mayors To Visit Washington

U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Leads Delegation to Meet with Congressional Leaders and Fight to Protect Healthcare, Hurricane Relief, DACA, State and Local Tax Deductions Washington, DC— More than a dozen mayors from across the country and both sides of the aisle will convene Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington [...]

By | 2017-09-26T07:26:17+00:00 September 26, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Mayors To Congress: Save Taxpayers From Double Taxation, Preserve State And Local Tax Deduction

130 Bipartisan Mayors Issue Letter to Congress to Maintain SALT Deduction and Municipal Bond Interest Deduction Millions of Families Rely on SALT Deduction; Elimination Could Cause Home Values to Fall in Cities Across the Country WASHINGTON, DC — Ahead of expected tax policy negotiations, 130 bipartisan mayors led by United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) [...]

By | 2017-09-25T12:57:32+00:00 September 25, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors President And New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu On The Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal And Replace Plan

Washington, DC– As the Senate tries to advance its latest health care repeal plan, the U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: “The Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal and replace plan is a bad pill for the American healthcare system. The Senate leadership has once again engaged in exactly [...]

By | 2017-09-19T17:37:45+00:00 September 19, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Recommended National Energy Infrastructure Actions — “The New Bedford Principles”

Washington, DC—Today as part of a two-day national mayors’ summit on smart cities and new energy technologies, sponsored by The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and hosted by USCM’s Energy Chair New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, mayors developed “The New Bedford Principles,” a six-point energy recommendation to be included in the USCM National Infrastructure [...]

By | 2017-09-15T18:33:17+00:00 September 15, 2017|Energy, News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on District Court Decision in Chicago v. Sessions

Washington, DC—U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’ decision in Chicago v. Sessions: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauds the District Court decision granting a nationwide injunction of troubling requirements the Justice Department placed on Byrne [...]

By | 2017-09-15T18:29:15+00:00 September 15, 2017|Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds To President Trump’s Decision To End DACA

Sends Open Letter to Congress Urging Quick Action on Bipartisan DREAMer Legislation Washington, DC — In response to today’s decision by President Donald Trump to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to continue to live, work and study in the [...]

By | 2017-09-05T11:01:39+00:00 September 5, 2017|News, Press Room|

37 Local Governments, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, and Other National Associations Join Together to Support Chicago’s Bid to Preserve Local Control Over Law Enforcement Policy

Local Government Amicus Brief Challenges Unconstitutional Federal Grant Conditions Washington, DC.—On August 31, 2017, 37 cities and counties, The United States Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, International Municipal Lawyers Association, and International City/County Management Association are filing an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief with the United [...]

By | 2017-08-31T16:31:28+00:00 August 31, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors Call On Trump To Protect Dreamers And Continue DACA Program

On Mayors’ National DACA Day of Action, Mayors Garcetti, Elorza, Tait and Giles Highlight Economic Contribution of DACA Recipients Across the Country, 66 Mayors in 29 States and District of Columbia Show Their Support for Dreamers Washington, DC — In response to reports that the Trump Administration may soon end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) [...]

By | 2017-08-30T10:58:12+00:00 August 30, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors to Trump: Protect Dreamers, Continue DACA Program

Mayors Garcetti, Elorza, Tait, Giles to Urge President to Continue DACA Program, Highlight Economic Contribution of DACA Recipients to Nation’s Economy Press Conference Call Today, Tuesday, August 29 at 12:00 pm ET Washington, D.C. — In response to reports that the Trump Administration may soon end a program that allows young undocumented immigrants who came to [...]

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors President & New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Supporting Communities Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today issued the following statement supporting communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey: “Our hearts are with the families and communities in Texas, and across the Gulf Coast, impacted by the ongoing destruction of Hurricane Harvey. Mayors across the country stand ready to support [...]

By | 2017-08-27T19:02:06+00:00 August 27, 2017|News, Press Room|