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Bringing Proven Solutions to D.C., Hundreds of U.S. Mayors Convene for Opening Day of 92nd Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Today, hundreds of U.S. mayors descended upon the nation’s capital for the start of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 92nd Winter Meeting, which runs through Friday.  The bipartisan group of mayors was optimistic and determined about the months and years ahead, certain that cities will continue to remain

Mayors Share Local Solutions to National Challenges on First Day of USCM’s Annual Meeting in Columbus, OH

Activities included a kick-off press conference, policy forums, and convenings of standing committees, where the Conference began advancing its policy priorities (Columbus, OH) – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors opened its 91st Annual Meeting. Over 200 mayors from across the country are gathering in Columbus, Ohio to discuss local solutions to national challenges

By |2023-06-14T17:48:59-04:00June 2, 2023|Metro Economies, News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors: Ignore This Reckless Debt Limit Plan, Congress Must Pay Its Bills

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation related to the federal debt limit, threatening major programs vital to people living in America’s cities and resources used to tackle the nation’s biggest challenges. In response, Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, issued the following

By |2023-06-14T17:50:20-04:00April 26, 2023|Metro Economies, News, Press Room|

Mayors Celebrate Two Years of Progress Since Passage of ARPA

  Washington, D.C.— Tomorrow marks the two-year anniversary of the enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). A critical component of this legislation was direct fiscal relief to local governments, which were devastated by unprecedented need and budget shortfalls as a result of the pandemic. Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors has

On Day Two of Annual Meeting, Nation’s Mayors Convene to Advance Policy Resolutions, Express Support for Resettlement of Afghans to U.S. Cities

Action Took Place in Metro Economies, Community Development and Housing, Criminal and Social Justice Committees On Wednesday, August 25th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) gathered virtually for the second day of the 89th Annual Meeting. On a busy day, three separate standing committees considered and advanced a host of policy resolutions and discussed important

Nation’s Mayors to Discuss Metro Economies, Community Development and Housing, and Criminal and Social Justice

On Day Two of Annual Meeting, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas to lead consideration of resolutions Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, August 25th at 2:00 PM ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will gather virtually for the second day of its 89th Annual Meeting. Three

The Conference of Mayors Concludes Day Two of 89th Winter Meeting

Mayors Meet with Key Biden Administration Officials, Speaker Pelosi, Dr. Fauci, and other public and private sector leaders to discuss on COVID-19 recovery, vaccine distribution, reducing gun violence and other pressing priorities   On the second day of the United States Conference of Mayors’ 89th Winter Meeting, hundreds of mayors gathered virtually with key members

In Conversation with House Chairman, Mayors Express Urgent Needs in Fight Against COVID-19

Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) held a video discussion with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) about the growing fiscal challenge the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on cities. A bipartisan delegation of five mayors from across the country participated in the conversation with Chairman

What Mayors and Their Residents Need to Know About COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments

On March 27 the third federal stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (HR 748), became law. The bill gives millions of Americans the opportunity to receive one-time economic impact payments to assist them during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 30, the IRS and Treasury Department announced that payments would be

How the COVID-19 Federal Stimulus Bills Directly Affect Working Families

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been three stimulus bills passed through Congress that have become law to provide emergency assistance to impacted Americans. The first bill, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (HR 6074), became law on March 6 and included $8.3 billion in emergency funding. The second bill

United States Conference of Mayors Requests $250 Billion in Localized Aid to Fight Virus, Maintain City Services, Help Workers and Local Businesses

WASHINGTON, DC – As lawmakers deliberate on the next phase of the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has sent an urgent request for resources to House and Senate leaders. Mayors and local officials are on the front lines of this battle, and they are asking lawmakers to prioritize

Resolved: Mayors to Speak Out on the Big Issues of the Day

The United States Conference of Mayors will soon gather for its Annual Meeting next week. Every summer, mayors from cities large and small come together to talk about their approaches to some of the most important challenges facing communities across the country. It’s an opportunity to share ideas and propose solutions, but also to help

Ohio Mayors Alliance Outlines Adverse Impacts of Federal Tax Overhaul on Ohio Cities and Taxpayers

The Ohio Alliance of Mayors, in conjunction with the United States Conference of Mayors, held a press conference Friday, November 17 in Columbus, OH to oppose the repeal of State and local tax deductibility (SALT) in the House and Senate tax reform bills. Speaking to Ohio reporters, the bi-partisan group of mayors were led by

53 Organizations Join Together To Maintain Tax-Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds

In a letter dated March 29, 53 organizations joined together to urge congressional leaders to maintain the tax-exemption of municipal bonds as they consider tax reform legislation. The United States Conference of Mayors and other organizations signing the letter explained that for over 100 years, tax-exempt municipal bonds have been used to finance the vast

By |2017-04-03T13:59:30-04:00March 31, 2017|Metro Economies, Updates|

The Nation’s Mayors Call on Presidential Candidates to Partner With Cities

Oklahoma City, OK—Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a bipartisan delegation of mayors who serve in the organization’s leadership convened to identify specific areas of focus they believe the next President of the United States should prioritize. They called for federal cooperation on issues important to

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