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Statement by President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Washington, DC— New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: “We are shocked and saddened by the heartbreaking news today that our good friend and colleague, Mayor Ed Lee, has passed away. It is a devastating loss [...]

By | 2017-12-12T12:26:44+00:00 December 12, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan US Conference of Mayors Praises Department of Veterans Affairs for Reinstating Vital Anti-Homelessness Funding

WASHINGTON – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and a Democrat, and Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles, Co-Chair of the USCM Task Force on Ending Veterans Homelessness and a Republican, today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to reinstate vital anti-homelessness [...]

By | 2017-12-07T19:27:40+00:00 December 7, 2017|News, Press Room|

Senator Durbin and Dreamer Jin Park Join with U.S. Conference of Mayors to Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act Before End of the Year

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call for Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) joined Jin Park, a Dreamer and Harvard molecular biology student, and a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) for a telephone press conference to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act before [...]

By | 2017-12-07T18:25:45+00:00 December 7, 2017|News, Press Room|

Letter to the FCC Expressing Opposition to “Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order”

December 7, 2017 Mr. Ajit Pai Chairman, Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20510 Re: Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order (WC Docket No. 17-108) Dear Chairman Pai, We are writing to you on behalf of the National League of Cities and The United States Conference of Mayors to express our opposition to the recently-released “Restoring [...]

Senator Durbin Joins with U.S. Conference of Mayors to Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act Before End of the Year

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call for Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers  Press Conference Call on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm EST WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th at 12:15pm EST, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) will join a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) for a telephone press conference [...]

By | 2017-12-06T17:44:31+00:00 December 6, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement in Response to Senate Passing Tax Reform Bill

Washington, DC—In response to the Senate passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement: “Today’s vote puts partisan politics first and real people last. This middle-class tax increase is Washington at its worst, which is why mayors of both parties [...]

By | 2017-12-02T03:53:44+00:00 December 2, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Brownfields Bill Overwhelmingly Passes House by a Vote of 409-8 USCM Recommendations Included in Final Bill

The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan, H.R. 3017, the Brownfields Enhancement, Economic Redevelopment, and Reauthorization Act of 2017, on November 30 by an impressive vote of 409-8. Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized properties whose redevelopment in hindered by real or perceived contamination. The Conference of Mayors worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in [...]

By | 2017-12-01T13:28:25+00:00 December 1, 2017|Brownfields, Environment, Updates|

Nation’s Mayors, Cities, Counties and Regions Applaud Passage of the Brownfields Enhancement Economic Development & Reauthorization Act

Bill Marks Critical Step Forward in Providing Essential Funding Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the National Association of Regional Councils today released the following statement applauding passage of the Brownfields Enhancement Economic Development and Reauthorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 3017): “We commend members [...]

By | 2017-11-30T17:40:15+00:00 November 30, 2017|Environment, News, Press Room|

As Tax Reform Hits Senate Floor, Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Senate To Eliminate Dangerous Double Taxation Proposal, Preserve Health Care

Washington, DC— As the Senate nears a vote on the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today released a letter urging Congressional leaders to preserve the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction and the advance refunding of bonds; drop repeal of the ACA individual mandate; and provide more [...]

By | 2017-11-30T11:01:58+00:00 November 30, 2017|News, Press Room|

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 [...]

Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Criticizes House for Passing ‘Dangerous’ Tax Reform Bill; Calls on Senate to End the ‘Assault on Cities’

WASHINGTON – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), today released the following statement on behalf of Democratic, Republican and Independent mayors demanding the Senate make improvements to the House tax reform bill: “The bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors made it clear that we will not ever support [...]

By | 2017-11-16T17:27:34+00:00 November 16, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Demands the House Vote “No” on Tax Bill that Hurts Taxpayers and Cities, Urges Members to Work with Mayors on New Plan  

WASHINGTON – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today released the following statement on behalf of Democratic, Republican and Independent Mayors demanding Congress start over on tax reform and work with mayors on a new bill: U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu “The United States Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-11-15T16:34:44+00:00 November 15, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the Senate Tax Reform Bill

Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement in response to the Senate Tax Reform Bill: "The nation's mayors strongly oppose the Senate's proposal to eliminate the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction in their tax reform bill. The Senate repeal of SALT violates [...]

By | 2017-11-10T10:25:41+00:00 November 10, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Strongly Opposes House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform Proposal

Washington, DC—In response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform proposal, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement: “The nation’s mayors strongly oppose the House Republican tax proposal, released today, that fails to preserve the full deductibility of State and Local taxes, commonly known as SALT. More than forty-three [...]

By | 2017-11-02T13:32:48+00:00 November 2, 2017|News, Press Room|

Mayors Eric Garcetti & Mitch Landrieu Participate in Axios Discussion on Leading a City-Driven National Infrastructure Plan

Mayors Join Forum to Discuss How Local Leaders are Using Infrastructure Innovation to Drive Cities into the Future Los Angeles, CA — On Friday, November 3, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be joined by policy experts to discuss infrastructure innovation in [...]

By | 2017-11-02T12:54:46+00:00 November 2, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on ACA Open Enrollment

Washington, DC— Open Enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) kicks off today, despite politically motivated actions from Washington intended to suppress enrollment. Given the reach of city halls across the country, mayors are stepping into the breach to boost coverage and access to quality, affordable care at lower cost. The United States Conference [...]

By | 2017-11-01T15:51:52+00:00 November 1, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room|

America’s Preeminent Civil Rights Leaders Join Forces With Nation’s Mayors To Address Economic Inequities & Civil Rights Disparities

New York, New York – Yesterday, the United States Conference of Mayors, led by President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, convened prominent civil rights leaders and a delegation of the nation’s mayors to discuss a national agenda to protect civil rights and ensure [...]

By | 2017-10-27T14:11:59+00:00 October 27, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on President Trump’s Announcement About Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC — In response to President Trump’s announcement today declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: “Declaring a public health emergency is a step in the right direction, so long as it brings immediate financial, personnel and equipment [...]

By | 2017-10-26T17:08:59+00:00 October 26, 2017|News, Press Room|

Cities and Counties Respond to UAS Integration Pilot Program

WASHINGTON — October 25, 2017 — The National League of Cities, National Association of Counties and U.S. Conference of Mayors today issued the following statement on President Trump’s directive to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to establish an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program: “We welcome today’s announcement to establish a UAS program in partnership [...]

By | 2017-10-25T17:20:48+00:00 October 25, 2017|News, Press Room, Transportation and Communications|

America’s Preeminent Civil Rights Leaders Join Forces with Nation’s Mayors to Address Economic Inequities & Civil Rights Disparities

Mayors, Civil Rights Groups Tackle Voting Rights, Economic Anxiety Across Community Lines NEW YORK – NEW YORK – Today, too many American families are unable to reach their full potential and are losing faith because of the country’s divisive political climate and the inability of the federal government to advance smart policy solutions. Where Washington [...]

By | 2017-10-23T17:07:25+00:00 October 23, 2017|Media Advisories, News|