Statement by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Homeland Security’s Announcement that Land and Ferry Ports of Entry will Open to Vaccinated Non-Essential Travelers

Washington, DC--The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) applauds the Biden Administration and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in particular for the October 12 announcement that they will allow non-essential travelers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation to enter the United States through land and ferry ports of entry at U.S.

By |2021-10-13T14:11:23-04:00October 13, 2021|News, Press Room|

WEDNESDAY: Chairwoman Maxine Waters Joins Nation’s Mayors to Call on Congress to Prioritize Housing Support in Build Back Better Plan

Washington, DC – As American cities continue to confront serious housing and homelessness challenges, mayors are calling on Congress to act. The U.S. Conference of Mayors will host a virtual press call on Wednesday, September 29 at 11:00AM ET to discuss important housing provisions authored by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA, 43rd District), Chair of the House

By |2021-09-29T08:33:35-04:00September 29, 2021|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces Winners of Police Reform & Racial Justice Grants

Target and USCM Awarded Grants to Three Cities to Support Efforts to Achieve Racial Justice Washington, D.C.— Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, in partnership with Target, announced the 2021 recipients of Police Reform and Racial Justice Grants: Dallas, TX; Albuquerque, NM; and Salisbury, MD. American mayors have been at the forefront of efforts to

By |2021-09-27T10:15:33-04:00September 27, 2021|News, Press Room|

FRIDAY: U.S. Mayors, National Urban League, and City Leaders to Call for Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

Washington, D.C.— On Friday, September 24 at 11:00 am ET, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the National Urban League (NUL) will host a virtual press conference calling on Congress to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill. USCM President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley will be joined on the call by National Urban League President Marc Morial,

By |2021-09-23T15:19:36-04:00September 23, 2021|Media Advisories|

Bloomberg Philanthropies, U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce Partnership to Help Mayors Access Historic Amounts of Federal Funding

First of Its Kind Program Helps Cities Navigate Federal Recovery Funding Maze with Guidance from a Team of Experts New York, NY and Washington, DC: Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today announced a new partnership to support mayors across the country identify, obtain and retain billions in federal recovery dollars. Cities are

By |2021-09-22T10:04:35-04:00September 22, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Demand Congress Uphold Its Responsibility to Extend Federal Borrowing Authority

Washington, DC – In order to avoid a national financial crisis, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is calling on Congress to extend the debt ceiling and avoid the kind of brinkmanship that could threaten the American economy. Demanding bipartisan and urgent action, USCM President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley released the following statement: “Both

By |2021-09-17T08:14:22-04:00September 17, 2021|News, Press Room|

READOUT: Nation’s Mayors Meet with DHS Secretary Mayorkas, Biden Administration Officials To Discuss Resettlement of Afghans

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) participated in a virtual briefing with Members of the Biden-Harris Administration on the evacuation and resettlement of our Afghan allies following the end of the Afghanistan War. Mayors spoke with Biden Administration officials about how cities can support resettlement efforts and help the Afghans who

By |2021-09-09T17:43:16-04:00September 9, 2021|News, Press Room|

Pledging Support for Afghan Refugees, A Commitment to Tackling the Climate Crisis, and Backing Physical and Human Infrastructure, U.S. Mayors Adopt Slate of New Policy Positions

Resolutions Were Adopted by USCM Executive Committee as Part of 89th Annual Meeting Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Executive Committee convened virtually to wrap up the 89th Annual Meeting. Mayors had planned to meet in person in Austin, Texas earlier in the month, but that was not possible due to

By |2021-08-31T15:04:24-04:00August 31, 2021|News, Press Room|

Final Day of 89th Annual Meeting of Nation’s Mayors Focuses on Children, Health & Human Services; Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment & Sports; International Affairs

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to lead consideration of resolutions Washington, D.C. – On Friday, August 27th at 12:00PM ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will gather virtually for the fourth and final day of its 89th Annual Meeting. Three standing committees will meet: the Children, Health,

By |2021-08-27T09:29:05-04:00August 27, 2021|Media Advisories|

On Third Day of Annual Meeting, Nation’s Mayors Advance More Than Thirty Policy Resolutions on the Environment, Jobs, Education, the Workforce, and Energy

On Thursday, August 26th, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) gathered virtually for a jam-packed third day of the 89th Annual Meeting. More than thirty individual policy resolutions were advanced in three separate standing committee meetings. Mayors also discussed challenges facing their constituents, sharing new ideas, best practices, and support as cities continue to

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

TODAY: Nation’s Mayors Kick off 89th Annual Meeting

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock to lead consideration of transportation and communications resolutions Washington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, August 24th at 4:00PM ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will kick off its 89th Annual Meeting. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and recent increase in cases due to the delta variant, the four-day meeting will

By |2021-08-24T11:56:21-04:00August 24, 2021|Media Advisories, Transportation and Communications|

Bipartisan Mayors Call for Powerful Leadership in Response to Cuban Protests and Assassination of Haitian President

Washington, D.C. – In response to the cries for freedom and justice from the people of Cuba and Haiti, the U.S. Conference of Mayors is calling on President Biden to offer a bold response that advances freedom and ensures stability in the Western Hemisphere. Today, a bipartisan group of mayors sent a letter to the Biden

By |2021-08-18T18:33:30-04:00August 18, 2021|News, Press Room|

READOUT: U.S. Conference of Mayors Meets with Labor Secretary Walsh, CDC Director Walensky, Biden Administration Officials to Discuss Eviction Prevention

Washington, D.C. — Today, following the new, targeted federal eviction moratorium based on evolving public health conditions, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) hosted a virtual conversation on housing and eviction issues with Biden Administration officials. Noting the importance of keeping Americans safe and housed, participants discussed eviction diversion strategies and best practices for the

By |2021-08-17T19:17:39-04:00August 17, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Senate passed bipartisan legislation to invest in America’s infrastructure. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has made this legislation a top priority, with 374 bipartisan mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia recently signing onto a letter urging lawmakers to complete and pass the legislation.

By |2021-08-10T12:19:28-04:00August 10, 2021|News, Press Room|

Following U.S. District Court Decision Against DACA, Nation’s Mayors Urge Congress to Take Immediate Action to Protect Dreamers

179 Bipartisan Mayors Sign Letter Calling on Congressional Leadership to Provide a Permanent Path to Citizenship for all Dreamers Washington, DC— In a letter, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is calling on Congress to act quickly to provide permanent protection and a path to citizenship for all Dreamers who have lived in America

By |2021-08-03T10:28:27-04:00August 3, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome Agreement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Washington, DC – Today, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate reached agreement on legislation to invest in America’s infrastructure. This bipartisan package has been a top priority for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), with 374 bipartisan mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia recently signing onto a letter urging lawmakers to

By |2021-07-28T20:06:03-04:00July 28, 2021|News, Press Room|

369 Mayors from All 50 States Urge Congress to Pass Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, Stress Implementation Priorities

Washington, D.C. – Today, 369 mayors – including Republicans, Democrats and Independents from all 50 states and the District of Columbia – sent a letter to Congress urging them to take immediate action on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework announced by President Biden and a group of Republican and Democratic Senators on June 24th. In their letter,

By |2021-07-13T10:51:29-04:00July 13, 2021|News, Press Room|
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