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SAVE THE DATE: U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting to Bring America’s Mayors to the Nation’s Capital

January 17-19, 2024 | Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – The U.S Conference of Mayors (USCM) is set to hold its 92nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. from January 17 through January 19 at the Capital Hilton. Presided over by USCM President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve, the three-day conference will bring together a bipartisan group

By |2024-01-03T09:50:16-05:00January 3, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mass Shootings in Las Vegas, Austin and San Antonio

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve on this week’s mass shootings in Las Vegas, Austin and San Antonio. “Yesterday we witnessed yet another tragic and unnecessary mass shooting, this one on the Las Vegas campus of the University of Nevada, in which three people were

By |2023-12-07T14:43:26-05:00December 7, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge Department of Justice to Finalize Rule Preventing Firearm Transfers to Prohibited Purchasers

Regulation designed to block firearms access by convicted felons, domestic abusers and gun traffickers trying to evade background checks Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan group of 122 mayors sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director Steven M. Dettelbach registering their

By |2023-12-06T15:59:21-05:00December 6, 2023|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds Senate Floor Action on Assault Weapons Ban Bill

Mayors urge Senate to pass gun safety bill introduced by late Sen. Dianne Feinstein Washington, DC – Today, United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) praising his decision to bring the Assault Weapons Ban of 2023, S. 25, to the floor

By |2023-12-06T06:48:07-05:00December 5, 2023|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: In Dubai, American Mayors to Participate in COP28 Panels and Events from Dec. 2-5

Washington, DC – From December 2 to 5, mayors from across the United States will participate in various panels and events at COP28, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Mayors will share ideas and solutions with international partners, demonstrating the power of local leadership on climate action. Details for

By |2023-12-01T14:36:06-05:00December 1, 2023|Media Advisories|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Passing of Former Kansas City Mayor Dick Berkley

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors, on the passing of former Kansas City Mayor Richard Berkley. “Dick Berkley was one of the best mayors I have had the privilege to serve in my 50 year-plus-tenure with The United States Conference of

By |2023-11-30T01:16:38-05:00November 30, 2023|News, Press Room|

Toolkit: COVID-19 Protection and Treatment Beyond the Public Health Emergency

On May 11, 2023, the U.S. government announced the end of the formal Public Health Emergency (PHE) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This end to the national emergency triggered several changes impacting COVID-19 testing, as well as changes to requirements of health insurers that may impact the broader use of telehealth services in some states.

By |2023-11-30T01:41:36-05:00November 28, 2023|Children Health and Human Services, News|

Delegation of American Mayors to Attend UN Climate Conference in Dubai

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the organization’s bipartisan delegation to COP28, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), which begins on November 30, 2023. Delegation members include: Columbus (OH) Mayor Andrew Ginther, USCM Vice President Washington (DC) Mayor Muriel Bowser, Chair of USCM’s

By |2023-11-27T14:29:25-05:00November 27, 2023|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Celebrates Second Anniversary of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Washington, D.C.—Today marks two years since the enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, better known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Passage of this legislation was a top priority of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), and mayors have been working closely with the Biden Administration to implement it over the last two

By |2023-11-15T14:47:13-05:00November 15, 2023|Infrastructure, News, Press Room, Transportation and Communications|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds White House Initiative on Women’s Health Research

Washington, D.C.—Today, President Joe Biden announced a new initiative on women’s health research, an area that has been understudied in health care for far too long. In response, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (UCSM) released the following statements from USCM Past President Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth B. Kautz, and Tucson (AZ) Mayor Regina Romero,

By |2023-11-13T17:07:44-05:00November 13, 2023|News, Press Room|

More than 135 Mayors Demand Congress Include Funding for Border and Migrant Services As Part of Any Supplemental Spending Bill

Bipartisan Group of Mayors Calls for at Least $1.4 Billion to Support Local Governments Seeing an Influx of Migrants and Asylum Seekers Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan group of 139 mayors in the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to Congress registering their strong support for President Biden’s supplemental funding

By |2023-11-08T10:38:40-05:00November 7, 2023|Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mass Shootings in Lewiston, ME

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve on last night’s mass shootings in Lewiston, ME. “Last night’s tragic mass shootings in Lewiston are a reminder of the serious consequences resulting from the easy availability of military-style assault weapons and insufficient gun safety laws in our country. While

By |2023-10-26T11:27:52-04:00October 26, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Statement on Biden Request for Supplemental Security and Humanitarian Assistance

WASHINGTON, DC—Following an address to the nation, President Joe Biden has made a request for supplemental funding from Congress to respond to the wars in Israel and Ukraine as well as other humanitarian crises, including the one relating to our southern border. In support of this call for action, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO

By |2023-10-20T17:49:17-04:00October 20, 2023|News, Press Room|

Statement By The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Attack on Israel

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by the leadership of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM)–President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve, Vice President Columbus (OH) Mayor Andrew Ginther, Second Vice President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor David Holt and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran–on today’s attack by Hamas on Israel: “The nation’s mayors condemn

By |2023-10-07T18:26:24-04:00October 7, 2023|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors & Business Leaders Discuss Future Opportunities at Inaugural Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Council Meeting

Atlanta, GA — Today concluded the first U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Council meeting where mayors and business leaders gathered to network and learn about opportunities, challenges, and best practices around public-private partnerships in America’s cities. Atlanta (GA) Mayor Andre Dickens, Chair of the Conference’s P3 Taskforce, presided

By |2023-10-04T22:01:47-04:00October 4, 2023|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the passing of Senator Dianne Feinstein. Senator Feinstein was a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors during her tenure as Mayor of San Francisco (1978 – 1988). “Today we remember ‘Mayor’ Senator Dianne Feinstein. “When San

By |2023-10-02T12:35:28-04:00September 29, 2023|News, Press Room|

New Jersey Mayor Testifies Before Congress on Impact of Investment in Brownfield Site Redevelopment

“One of the most useful and effective federal programs for helping to revitalize America’s Communities” WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, Elizabeth, New Jersey Mayor J. Christian Bollwage testified on behalf of the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing and

By |2023-09-27T16:49:06-04:00September 27, 2023|Brownfields, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors: Statement on Potential Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON, DC—With funding for the federal government set to expire at the end of this month, the nation’s mayors are urging lawmakers to pass legislation to avoid an unnecessary shutdown. Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve released the following statement: “This is not a game. The last thing hard

By |2023-09-27T11:30:46-04:00September 27, 2023|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Creation of Gun Violence Prevention Office

WASHINGTON, DC—Today, President Joe Biden announced the creation of a new federal office to combat gun violence in America. Stopping gun violence is a top priority for America’s mayors, who welcome this action. In response, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve released the following statement. “Mayors applaud President Biden for

By |2023-09-22T15:54:19-04:00September 22, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Biden Administration’s Announcement on Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

Washington, DC–Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced that it would grant Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans already in the United States as of July 31, 2023. In response, below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The United States Conference of Mayors: “America’s mayors applaud the Biden Administration’s announcement last night

By |2023-09-21T16:16:31-04:00September 21, 2023|Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|
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