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Standing Committees of the United States Conference of Mayors

EPA Unfunded Mandates: Priority Issues for Local Governments

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been moving forward with new and upcoming policies intended to protect public health and the environment, and they will likely impact municipal services like drinking and wastewater utilities, clean air regulations and solid waste management. EPA has a long list of new rules and policies. These EPA

By |2023-03-25T10:24:03-04:00March 14, 2023|Environment, Mayors Water Council|

Statement by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on President Biden’s Executive Order to Strengthen Enforcement and Reduce Gun Violence

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden announced an executive order to reduce gun violence and protect public safety, including numerous priorities of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). In response, below is a statement from Tom Cochran, USCM CEO and Executive Director: “We applaud the President’s action today to reduce gun violence by

By |2023-03-24T12:08:36-04:00March 14, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on the Mass Shooting at Michigan State University

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The U.S. Conference of Mayors, on the mass shooting at Michigan State University: “America’s mayors mourn the tragedy that occurred at Michigan State University last night that took the lives of three students, irrevocably altered those of five other students and

By |2023-03-24T12:09:30-04:00February 14, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Tyre Nichols

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The U.S. Conference of Mayors, on the tragic death of Tyre Nichols and the circumstances surrounding it: “America’s mayors mourn for Tyre Nichols and grieve with his loved ones. We are outraged that such a brutal killing at the hands of

By |2023-03-24T12:10:22-04:00January 27, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins Fight to Preserve Ability of Local Governments to Address Gun Violence in Their Communities

USCM Files Amicus Brief in support of Highland Park, IL Washington, D.C.— Today, the United States Conference of Mayors filed an amicus brief in National Association for Gun Rights and Susan Goldman v. City of Highland Park, Illinois, supporting the city as it works to maintain the legal flexibility needed to regulate access to

By |2023-03-24T12:11:07-04:00January 26, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Mark 10 Years Since Sandy Hook Mass Shooting

Washington, DC – Today marks 10 years since the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which took the lives of 20 first graders and six adults. Below is a statement by Kansas City (MO) Mayor Quinton Lucas, Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Criminal and Social Justice Committee, and Tom Cochran, USCM

By |2022-12-14T09:54:37-05:00December 14, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds President Biden, Congress for Enactment of Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, D.C.— Today, President Biden signed into law the Respect for Marriage Act, which enshrines and protects marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) first adopted policy calling for legal protections of gay and lesbian rights by all levels of government in 1984 and policy in support of marriage

By |2023-03-24T12:14:05-04:00December 13, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

$144.6 Billion All-Time High Local Spending on Water and Sewer Utilities in 2020 – CARES Act Fiscal Stimulus Makes an Impact

The United States Conference of Mayors Water Council tracks aggregate public expenditures and revenues of local water and sewer systems and the latest Census data reported for 2020 estimates local spending at $144.6 billion. This is not only an all-time annual high in spending but also demonstrates higher than expected infrastructure investment in the first

By |2022-12-12T18:55:33-05:00December 12, 2022|Environment, Mayors Water Council|

Joint Comment Letters Related to EPA Water and Environmental Rules and Regulations

WOTUS Amicus Brief Risk Management Program PFOS and PFOA Comment Letter Lead and Copper Rule Joint Letter to EPA & OMB on FCA CCR Federalism Comments Lead and Copper Rule - 2022 Federalism Comments PFAS Passive Receivers Letter on CERCLA PFAS Drinking Water Federalism Comments - April 2022 IIJA Water Infrastructure Appropriations

By |2023-04-25T16:25:03-04:00December 5, 2022|Environment, Mayors Water Council|

Mayors Whose Cities Had Mass Shootings Urge Senate to Pass Bipartisan Gun Safety Legislation

Washington, DC – Nearly 70 mayors from across the U.S. whose cities have experienced a mass shooting this year sent a letter to Senate Leaders today calling on the Senate to pass gun safety legislation. Two bipartisan bills, S.736, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, and S.529, the Background Check Expansion Act, have already passed

By |2023-03-24T12:14:42-04:00December 5, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

In Letter to Congressional Leaders, Mayors Call for Additional Funding to Bolster Local Organizations Serving Asylum Seekers Along the Southern Border

Washington, DC – Today, in a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, 36 mayors from southern border states and several of their colleagues from other parts of the country urged Congress to add funding to the FY 2023 omnibus appropriations bill to boost the capacity of local

By |2023-05-18T10:34:14-04:00December 1, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Applaud Senate Passage of Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act to enshrine and protect marriage equality for same-sex and interracial couples. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) adopted policy calling for legal protections of gay and lesbian rights by all levels of government in 1984 and policy in support of marriage equality

By |2023-03-24T12:15:48-04:00November 29, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mass Shooting in Chesapeake, VA

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors, on last night’s mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Virginia that left six dead and others injured. “Yet again, we awake to the horrific news of another mass shooting in our country that has

By |2023-03-24T12:16:24-04:00November 23, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Group of American Mayors Urges Congressional Leaders to Act on DACA

Washington, DC – A bipartisan group of mayors and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran have sent a letter to Congressional leaders, calling on them to provide permanent legal status and a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Mayors John Giles of Mesa, Jorge Elorza

By |2023-03-24T12:17:58-04:00November 18, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

In New Letter, U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Senate to Pass Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, DC – Today, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), sent a letter to Senate Leaders in support of the Respect for Marriage Act. The bill has already passed the House of Representatives. In the letter, Mayor Todd Gloria, who chairs the

By |2023-03-24T12:18:35-04:00November 16, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Shooting at the University of Virginia

Washington, D.C.— Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on last night’s mass shooting at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville that left three people dead and two injured. “Today we woke up to learn about another school shooting that occurred last night at the University of

By |2023-03-24T12:19:19-04:00November 14, 2022|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host Three Panels at COP27

Sessions Featuring U.S. Mayors Will Highlight Importance of Local Leadership in the Global Fight Against Climate Change Washington, D.C. – A delegation from the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will be in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt next week for the COP27 Climate Change Conference. On Monday, November 14, mayors from across the United States will

By |2022-11-11T09:15:42-05:00November 11, 2022|Environment, Media Advisories|
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