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Statement by Mayor Greg Fischer on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “I am deeply saddened by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a brilliant jurist, a trailblazer and indomitable fighter for women’s rights and human rights. Let us

By |2020-09-19T11:40:42-04:00September 19, 2020|News, Press Room|

To Drive Post-COVID Economic Recovery, Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure and Technology Investments, Study Finds

Study Shows Plans for Recovery Must Overcome Near Universal Budget Shortfalls Resulting from Pandemic WASHINGTON, DC– While a majority of U.S. mayors (94%) agree that their city’s economic recovery depends on containing and preventing community spread of the COVID-19 virus, investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and economic growth is the top immediate (69%) and

By |2020-09-16T09:01:48-04:00September 16, 2020|News, Press Room|

Local Officials Applaud EPA for Revised Affordability Guidance

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment for the Clean Water Act, which will help communities plan for water infrastructure improvements. Due to concerns about unfunded mandates on local governments, Congress directed the EPA to revise its 1997 Financial Capability Assessment Guidance, which is used to

By |2020-09-16T13:24:39-04:00September 15, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge Congress and Administration to Keep Working on Urgently Needed COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is urging congressional and administration leaders to return to the negotiating table and pass a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package. American cities continue to face devastating budget shortfalls as a direct result of the pandemic. Today USCM President Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, USCM Vice President Dayton (OH)

By |2020-09-14T10:30:42-04:00September 14, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Mayors to Senate: Vote No On Any COVID-19 Bill That Does Not Include Direct Fiscal Assistance For All Cities

Washington, DC –Below is a statement from Tom Cochran, CEO & Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors urges the Senate to vote no on any proposal that does not include direct fiscal assistance to the Nation’s local governments, which are on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic and

By |2020-09-10T12:45:21-04:00September 10, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on President Trump’s Threat to Cut Federal Funds for Cities

Washington, DC –Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President Trump’s threat to cut federal funding for cities: “President Trump may believe this is an attack on mayors, but it is actually an attack on the millions of hard-working, tax-paying citizens who live in American cities.

By |2020-09-03T12:40:41-04:00September 3, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins Fight Against Trump Administration’s Attempts to Reduce Census Efforts

Coalition Argues Reduction in Time for Census Self-Response and Door-to-Door Follow-Up Will Lead to Substantial Undercount Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors today has joined a large coalition of attorneys general, cities, counties, and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors in taking legal action against the Trump Administration’s impairment of the 2020 Decennial Census.

By |2020-09-01T10:21:56-04:00September 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

At RNC Event, Republican Mayors Talk About Need for Direct Federal Assistance to Cities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC – Yesterday the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) took part in a virtual event on the opening day of the Republican National Convention. The gathering of mayors was focused on bipartisan solutions found in the newly released The Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough, and it follows a parallel event that took place

By |2020-08-25T10:37:45-04:00August 25, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Urge Congress to Act on U.S. Postal Service to Protect Integrity of Election

170 Bipartisan Mayors Sign Letter to Top Congressional Leaders; Support for Mail-in Balloting is Official USCM Policy Washington, DC – Today America’s mayors are raising alarm with congressional leaders about U.S. postal operations and calling for action to protect people’s ability to cast a vote by mail this fall. Recent policy changes at the postal

By |2020-08-22T09:44:01-04:00August 22, 2020|News, Press Room|

MONDAY at the Republican National Convention: America’s Mayors Continue Discussion of Bold Solutions with Event Focused on Mayors’ 2020 Vision

The Bipartisan Official Policy of the USCM Was Recently Revised to Focus on Today’s Biggest Issues, Event Follows Launch of Agenda at DNC Last Week Washington, DC – This past week, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) participated in a virtual event at the Democratic National Convention to launch the newly-updated The Mayors’ 2020 Vision:

By |2020-08-21T11:52:15-04:00August 21, 2020|Media Advisories|

Mayors’ 2020 Vision: On Latest Episode of “An American Breakthrough,” Mayors Talk About New Policy Agenda from USCM

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the second episode of the new podcast, “An American Breakthrough.” The new episode, hosted by USCM President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, features West Sacramento (CA) Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Phoenix (AZ) Mayor Kate Gallego and Topeka (KS) Mayor Michelle De La Isla.

By |2020-08-18T15:37:32-04:00August 18, 2020|News, Press Room|

An American Breakthrough: Remarks of USCM President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Release of The Mayors’ 2020 Vision

Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (UCSM) released its Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough, a newly updated comprehensive plan to solve the country’s biggest challenges. This bipartisan agenda, which tackles 10 policy priorities, was released at a virtual event at the Democratic National Convention on Monday. The USCM has long

By |2020-08-17T16:27:41-04:00August 17, 2020|News|

Mayors’ 2020 Vision: US Mayors Release Bold, Comprehensive Policy Agenda

Newly Updated Agenda Provides Solutions to Urgent Priorities and Long-Ignored Challenges Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is releasing a bipartisan, comprehensive policy agenda that outlines ideas to solve the biggest challenges of our time. The Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough tackles ten broad issue areas with dozens of

By |2020-08-17T14:02:20-04:00August 17, 2020|News, Press Room|

MONDAY at the DNC: Kicking Off Convention Season, America’s Mayors to Release Updated Policy Agenda: The Mayors’ 2020 Vision

The Bipartisan Official Policy of the USCM Has Been Revised to Focus on Today’s Biggest Issues, such as Racial Equality and the COVID-19 pandemic Washington, DC - Every four years, the bipartisan US Conference of Mayors (USCM) participates in events at both major party committees’ conventions. This year, the opening day of the summer’s first

By |2020-08-16T19:50:04-04:00August 16, 2020|Media Advisories|

Nation’s Mayors On U.S. Postal Service Changes: “We Cannot Afford Further Disruption”

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Louisville Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Greg Fischer on recent changes with the U.S. Postal Service and its potential impact on the upcoming election in November: “Voting is essential to maintaining and preserving our democracy. It stands as one of the most important rights and

By |2020-08-15T09:21:20-04:00August 15, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Release Detailed Plan for Police Reform in U.S. Cities

Recommendations Answer the Call from Nationwide Movement for Racial Justice Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a detailed blueprint for improving policing and promoting equal justice in America’s cities. Following the death of George Floyd, a USCM Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice was assembled and tasked

By |2020-08-13T12:28:56-04:00August 13, 2020|News, Press Room|

Thursday: U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases Recommendations For Police Reform

Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, August 13th, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a media conference call at 10:00 am ET to outline real, workable, sustainable recommendations for reforming policing, as detailed by the Conference’s Working Group on Police Reform and Racial Justice. Launched in the wake of the George Floyd killing and amidst calls from communities

By |2020-08-12T14:05:40-04:00August 12, 2020|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Census Bureau Ending Count Efforts Early

Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) issued the following statement on the Census Bureau’s recent announcement that it will end all counting efforts for the 2020 census on September 30, a month sooner than previously announced: Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, USCM President “The integrity of a complete and accurate U.S. Census

By |2020-08-06T19:06:24-04:00August 6, 2020|News, Press Room|
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