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Nation’s Mayors Call on Senate to Prioritize Local Control in Reauthorization of Critical Jobs Training Program

Washington, D.C.— Today, a bipartisan group of 117 mayors from across the country sent a letter to Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Bill Cassidy, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, respectively, urging them to consider city priorities as they draft legislation to reauthorize the Workforce Innovation

By |2024-05-16T12:23:41-04:00May 16, 2024|News, Press Room|

URGENT: American Mayors Urge NO Vote in Senate on Resolution to Block ARPA Rules

Washington, D.C.— This evening, the United States Senate will vote on S.J.Res. 57, a Congressional Review Act resolution to cancel regulations finalized by the Treasury Department that provided rules and clarity for how cities can deploy resources under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Specifically, the resolution would undo guidance for the State and

By |2024-05-15T17:02:05-04:00May 15, 2024|News, Press Room|

MEDIA INVITE: U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host 2024 Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri

Housing, Public Safety, Mental Health and Economy Among the Priority Issues at Largest Annual Gathering of Mayors June 20 – 23, 2024 | Loews Kansas City Hotel Washington, DC – From June 20 to June 23, 2024, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold its 92nd Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri. A bipartisan group of more than 200 mayors from

By |2024-05-13T10:41:17-04:00May 13, 2024|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Congratulates Mayor Mike Bloomberg on Receiving The Presidential Medal of Freedom

Washington, DC—Today, President Biden awarded former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In celebration of this distinguished honor, below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors: “Today, President Biden awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former New York

By |2024-05-03T17:53:56-04:00May 3, 2024|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Fan Across Washington to Make Case for Reforms to Address Housing and Homelessness Crisis in America

Nearly 50 Mayors Fly in to Meet with White House Officials, Congressional Leaders Washington, D.C.— This week, a bipartisan group of nearly 50 American mayors from across the country, flew into Washington, DC on a mission to fight for solutions to address the housing and homelessness crisis affecting cities everywhere. The delegation was led by

By |2024-05-01T10:16:18-04:00May 1, 2024|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: American Mayors to Hold Press Conference at U.S. Capitol to Press for Solutions to Housing and Homelessness Crisis

Nearly 50 Mayors, Led by LA Mayor Bass, to Fly-In to DC to Meet with White House, Congress Washington, D.C. – Next week, nearly 50 mayors from across the country will be in Washington, DC to press policymakers on the need to strengthen the federal-city partnership to address the housing and homelessness crisis. On Monday

By |2024-04-26T09:38:33-04:00April 26, 2024|Media Advisories|

AJC, U.S. Conference of Mayors Hosts Sixth Annual Delegation to Israel

New York, NY — A bipartisan group of U.S. mayors just returned from Israel after spending last week in the country as part of a joint American Jewish Committee (AJC) Project Interchange-U.S. Conference of Mayors delegation. The delegation concluded on Friday, April 12, before Iran’s attack on Israel on Saturday, April 13. The program’s intensive

By |2024-04-16T15:55:59-04:00April 16, 2024|News, Press Room|

American Mayors Welcome Final Rule to Strengthen Background Checks, Make Cities Safer

Washington, D.C.— Today, the Biden Administration released final regulations to expand background checks for the purchase of a firearm, as provided for in the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. America’s mayors have called for closing the loopholes in the background check system, and the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to Attorney

By |2024-04-11T15:48:34-04:00April 11, 2024|News, Press Room|

With a Lifeline at Risk, Mayors Urge Congress to Renew Critical High-Speed Internet Program

Affordable Connectivity Program Supported Digital Access for 23 Million Americans Washington, D.C.— With the expiration of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), quality and affordable high-speed internet access for millions of people in American cities hangs in the balance, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is urging Congress to act quickly to renew the

By |2024-04-09T11:46:54-04:00April 9, 2024|News, Press Room|

MD Ally Named Winner of Mayors’ Matchup Civic Tech Pitch Competition at SXSW

National Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Technologies Addressing Some of the Greatest Challenges Facing Cities Austin, TX – Today, MD Ally was announced as the winner of the Mayors’ Matchup Civic Tech Pitch Competition at South by Southwest (SXSW). Each year at SXSW, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) helps organize a competition with entrepreneurs and

By |2024-03-10T16:49:50-04:00March 10, 2024|News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C.— Tonight, President Joe Biden delivered his third State of the Union address. Earlier this week in advance of the speech, American mayors released a new video highlighting the strength of the nation’s cities and the importance of a strong local-federal partnership. Following the address, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Reno (NV)

By |2024-03-07T22:52:32-05:00March 7, 2024|News, Press Room|

Mayors at South by Southwest

USCM to Return to Austin for Civic I/O Mayors’ Summit, Sessions on Affordability in American Cities and Preserving Civil Discourse Washington, DC – Mayors will be in Austin, Texas this week for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, where the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will co-host the Civic I/O Mayors’ Summit

By |2024-03-06T12:39:42-05:00March 6, 2024|News, Press Room|

In New Video Ahead of State of the Union, Mayors Highlight Strength of America’s Cities and Promote Local-Federal Partnership

“The State of the Union is only as strong as our cities, and the people who call them home.” Washington, D.C.— In advance of President Biden’s State of the Union address this week, the U.S Conference of Mayors released a new video highlighting American cities’ continued recovery and how local-federal partnerships are helping mayors

By |2024-04-17T15:54:51-04:00March 5, 2024|News, Press Room|

No Shutdown: America’s Mayors Warn of Consequences to Cities if Congress Fails to Fund the Government

Washington, D.C.— Today, the leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to House and Senate leaders urging them to quickly reach an agreement to fund the government and avoid a shutdown of federal agencies. Without action by Friday, four federal departments will see a lapse in appropriations, and the

By |2024-02-28T09:52:41-05:00February 28, 2024|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Burnsville Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve on this morning’s shooting in Burnsville (MN) that took the lives of two police officers and a fire department medic: “America’s mayors are heartbroken to learn that two police officers and a fire department medic were shot and

By |2024-02-18T16:40:49-05:00February 18, 2024|News, Press Room|

Statement from The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Kansas City Mass Shooting

Washington, DC–Below is a statement from U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve on today’s mass shooting in Kansas City: “Today yet another horrific mass shooting marred what should have been a festive celebration – the parade recognizing the Super Bowl victory of the Kansas City Chiefs. The scourge of gun

By |2024-02-14T20:33:08-05:00February 14, 2024|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Denounces Defeat of National Security Package

Mayors Urge Senate Not to Abandon Critically Needed Border Compromise  Washington, D.C.— Today, the Senate failed to advance the bipartisan national security supplemental bill, which includes compromise legislation to help stabilize border security, address the humanitarian crisis, and provide support for cities that have seen a rising numbers of asylum seekers. The U.S. Conference

By |2024-02-07T16:46:24-05:00February 7, 2024|News, Press Room|

In New Letter to U.S. Senate, U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Swift Passage of Border Security and Supplemental Funding Package

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran sent a letter to all 100 U.S. senators, urging them to swiftly pass the Bipartisan National Security Supplemental bill, which includes critical changes to the nation’s border security policies. “This bill provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make meaningful

By |2024-02-06T14:52:32-05:00February 6, 2024|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Calls on Congress to Pass Border Security and Supplemental Funding Package

Washington, DC– Last night Senate negotiators released a bipartisan border security package as part of a national security supplemental. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has long called on Congress to fix our broken immigration system and in November, a bipartisan group of 139 mayors sent a letter urging quick action on President Biden’s supplemental

By |2024-02-05T17:04:28-05:00February 5, 2024|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Conclude 92nd Winter Meeting At White House with President Biden

Washington, D.C. – On the final day of the U.S Conference of Mayors’ 92nd Winter Meeting, America’s mayors discussed local solutions with national leaders, including President Joe Biden. Mayors met with the president at the White House, where he praised their leadership. “Mayors are the people who get things done,” said the president. “I

By |2024-01-23T10:34:25-05:00January 20, 2024|News, Press Room|
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