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Bipartisan Mayors to Trump: Protect Dreamers, Continue DACA Program

Mayors Garcetti, Elorza, Tait, Giles to Urge President to Continue DACA Program, Highlight Economic Contribution of DACA Recipients to Nation’s Economy Press Conference Call Today, Tuesday, August 29 at 12:00 pm ET Washington, D.C. — In response to reports that the Trump Administration may soon end a program that allows young undocumented immigrants who came to [...]

City of Aurora – A Metro Growth Magnet Builds Its Water Future through Strategic Investment, Innovation and Hard Work

By: Rich Anderson Mayor Hogan The City of Aurora (CO) joins with Denver and Lakewood to form one of 381 Metropolitan Regions in the United States. Aurora’s is a major contributor to the metro economy. The US economy added 2.3 million jobs in 2016; and Metro areas generated over 2 million, accounting for [...]

By | 2017-08-28T23:40:18+00:00 August 28, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors President & New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Supporting Communities Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today issued the following statement supporting communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey: “Our hearts are with the families and communities in Texas, and across the Gulf Coast, impacted by the ongoing destruction of Hurricane Harvey. Mayors across the country stand ready to support [...]

By | 2017-08-27T19:02:06+00:00 August 27, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran Urging President Trump to Continue DACA Program

Washington, D.C. –   U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “In response to credible rumors circulating that the Trump Administration may move quickly to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-08-25T10:32:40+00:00 August 25, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

Responding to Charlottesville, U.S. Conference of Mayors and ADL Join on Action Plan to Combat Hate, Extremism & Discrimination

More than 200 mayors pledge to vigorously fight bigotry, work to build tolerance in their cities  ‘Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry’ calls for fully-resourced law enforcement and civil rights investigations of domestic terrorism and hate crimes New York, NY/Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and The [...]

Letter From U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the Nation’s Mayors Reflects on Events in Charlottesville

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following letter to mayors calling on them to unite their communities and to stand up to those who seek to divide and perpetuate hate. Dear Mayors, Throughout our nation’s history, mayors have led the charge opposing all forms of racism [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:11+00:00 August 17, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, Letters, Updates|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Attack on Chicago Today

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Attack on Chicago Today: “It’s clear from his statement today that Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t understand what it means to run a city that welcomes immigrants.  He doesn’t understand the Constitutional [...]

By | 2017-08-16T16:18:46+00:00 August 16, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Condemn Bigotry And Violence That Occurred In Charlottesville On August 11 & 12

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran Washington, DC— U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement about the events that occurred in Charlottesville, VA on August 11 and 12, 2017 : “America’s mayors are registering their strong support for Charlottesville Mayor Michael [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:14+00:00 August 14, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director About The Events in Charlottesville, VA

New Orleans, LA— U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement about the events in Charlottesville, VA: “Mayors of all parties, from coast to coast, stand united in support of Charlottesville, VA Mayor Mike Signer. We want to send a firm, united message that hate and violence have [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:18+00:00 August 12, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, Press Room|

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Leadership To Meet In New Orleans, Call For Stronger Partnership With Washington

Led by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Bipartisan Mayors to Craft Action Plans Around Infrastructure, Healthcare, Tax Reform and Public Safety Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Address Attendees  August 10 – August 12, 2017 Washington, DC—Over 50 of the nation’s leading mayors will convene in New Orleans from August 10 - August 12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency [...]

By | 2017-08-08T13:05:50+00:00 August 8, 2017|Media Advisories|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on Threat to CDBG in Senate Border Security Bill

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the threat to Community Development Block Grant funds in the Senate Border Security Bill -- Building America’s Trust Act: “The nation’s mayors strongly oppose a provision in the Building America’s Trust Act introduced in the Senate Thursday which would withhold Community [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mayor Mitch Landrieu Leads Group of Bipartisan Mayors in Pushing Key Senators for Solutions on Healthcare, Tax Reform and Infrastructure

Mayors to Host Press Conference in the U.S. Capitol to Share Perspective on Major Issues of the Day; Urge Senate to Include Nation’s Mayors at the Table to Reach Real Solutions WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, August 2nd at 2:45pm, Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans will lead a bipartisan group of mayors representing The United States Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-08-01T15:44:40+00:00 August 1, 2017|Media Advisories|

Statement By U.S. Conference Of Mayors President And New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Denouncing President Trump’s Unfounded Attack On Mayors

Calls Attack “Devoid of Facts” and “Dangerous;” Pledges to Work with President When He stops “Grandstanding” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today as part of President Donald Trump’s visit to Long Island, the President attacked mayors across the country as “pathetic” and “weak.”  In response, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the [...]

By | 2017-07-28T15:43:02+00:00 July 28, 2017|Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Passage of Bipartisan Senate Dreamer Bill

Washington, D.C. – Leaders of The U.S. Conference of Mayors today registered support for bipartisan legislation enabling Dreamers – people who have lived in America since they were children and built their lives here – to earn lawful permanent residence and, eventually, American citizenship. In a letter to the bill's authors, Senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Dick [...]

By | 2017-07-28T12:39:33+00:00 July 28, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

Washington, DC—The U.S. Conference of Mayors released the following statement after a bipartisan vote blocked the Senate's "skinny repeal" health care plan: "Thanks to bipartisan efforts, millions of Americans get to keep their health care today, and families, seniors and communities across the nation won't face uncertainty tomorrow. While a dangerous plan may have failed today, [...]

By | 2017-07-28T11:29:33+00:00 July 28, 2017|Press Room|

Elizabeth, NJ Mayor Chris Bollwage Applauds Passage Of  Bipartisan Brownfield Redevelopment Bill

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Brownfields Task Force Chair Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Christian J. Bollwage today released the following statement applauding passage of Brownfield Redevelopment legislation: “On behalf of the nation's Mayors, I commend members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing a bipartisan Brownfields Redevelopment bill that would reauthorize the very successful Environmental [...]

By | 2017-07-27T14:25:44+00:00 July 27, 2017|Brownfields, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Calls on Congress to Scrap Healthcare Plan and Work with Bipartisan Mayors

Landrieu Says Senate Should Drop ‘Dangerous’ Repeal Proposals and Work with Mayors from Both Sides of the Aisle to “Start Over” and Improve Health Care Washington, DC—Today, as the Senate continues to debate healthcare proposals that could rob millions of Americans coverage, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu again [...]

By | 2017-07-27T14:23:01+00:00 July 27, 2017|Press Room|

Mayors Implement Coastal High Hazard and Flooding Resilience Through Strategic Investments and Risk Analysis

Above l. to r.: Brian Gackstatter, CH2M; Vincent Sapienza, Commissioner, NYC Department of Environmental Protection; Mayor Jill Techel, Mayor of Napa and Co-Chair of the Mayors Water Council; Efrain Rodriguez, Regional Director, Severn Trent Services; Moira Mcdonald, Walton Family Foundation; Ryan Berni, Deputy Mayor of New Orleans; Patrick Schultz, General Manager, Resource Optimization, Veolia [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:33:19+00:00 July 26, 2017|News|

Mayors of Phoenix & Mesa; Arizona AARP Urge Senator Flake, Congress to Start Over and Work with the Nation’s Mayors on New Healthcare Legislation That Puts Arizonans First

Bipartisan Mayors Call for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and a Healthcare Bill that Protects Local Budgets WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 25th at 12:30 PM ET, bipartisan mayors from the leading population centers in Arizona, representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and AARP-Arizona will hold a telephone press conference ahead [...]

By | 2017-07-24T16:31:00+00:00 July 24, 2017|Media Advisories|

Letter to Senate Members on Healthcare Bill

Download letter: USCM-Letter on Health Care  July 20, 2017 Dear Senators, As the United States Senate takes its next steps in an effort to reform our nation’s healthcare system, The United States Conference of Mayors strongly encourages leadership and relevant members to form a bipartisan working group in partnership with the nation’s mayors to craft legislation [...]

By | 2017-07-21T12:38:49+00:00 July 21, 2017|Letters|