Nation’s Mayors, Cities and Local Governments Send Joint Letter to President Biden in Support of Taking Bolder Action on Climate Crisis

Washington, DC— Today, on behalf of the nation’s mayors, cities, and locally elected government leaders, representatives from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, African American Mayors Association, Climate Mayors, C40 Cities, and ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA sent a joint letter to President Joe Biden applauding the Biden-Harris administration for taking a

By |2021-04-22T11:30:50-04:00April 22, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on Guilty Verdict in The Trial of Derek Chauvin

Washington, D.C. – Today, the jury delivered a verdict of guilty on all counts in The State of Minnesota v. Derek Michael Chauvin. Following the verdict, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, released the following statement from Louisville: “George Floyd’s death, along with the tragic death of Breonna Taylor in

By |2021-04-20T19:04:30-04:00April 20, 2021|News, Press Room|

New Report: Nation’s Mayors and Private Sector Taking Climate Action Despite Global Pandemic

Washington, DC— A new report released today by the Alliance for a Sustainable Future – a joint effort from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) – shows that nation’s mayors and the private sector are taking action to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon pollution despite

By |2021-04-14T19:01:56-04:00April 14, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud President Biden’s FY22 Budget Request, Celebrate the Priority Placed on Programs Utilized by Local Government

Washington, D.C. – President Joe Biden recently unveiled his budget request for FY 2022. The request proposes increased levels of domestic spending, including many programs supported by state and local governments. The request includes a $296 million increase for the Community Development Block Grant program, a $5.4 billion increase for the Housing Choice Vouchers program, $304

By |2021-04-13T13:38:32-04:00April 13, 2021|News, Press Room|

152 Mayors Send Letter to U.S. Senators Urging Action on Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

Mayors call for Senate to immediately take up HR 8 & HR 1446 Washington, D.C. – 152 mayors, including Democrats, Republicans and Independents, sent a letter today to members of the United States Senate, urging immediate consideration of two pieces of legislation to prevent gun violence: HR 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and HR 1446,

By |2021-04-13T09:57:11-04:00April 13, 2021|News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, to Discuss Economic Recovery with Nation’s Mayors

Washington, D.C.— On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Council on Metro Economies and the New American City will host Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, for a virtual discussion at 2:00 p.m. ET. Senator Brown will be joined by mayors from across the

By |2021-04-12T17:34:23-04:00April 12, 2021|Media Advisories|

READOUT: Bipartisan Mayors Meet with SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, Discuss Shared Economic Vision

Washington, DC--Today, a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) held a virtual meeting with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Guzman. Prior to the meeting, the USCM signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum which outlined the Conference’s shared priorities with the SBA and reaffirmed the groups’ shared commitment to supporting small businesses

By |2021-04-08T19:19:05-04:00April 8, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Actions to Reduce Gun Violence, Urge Further Action from Congress

Washington, D.C.— President Joe Biden today announced a comprehensive set of actions intended to curb the gun violence epidemic that has gripped our nation for decades. He called on Congress to act on several commonsense measures that will help to reduce gun violence without compromising gun owners’ rights. He announced executive actions that can be

By |2021-04-08T12:01:37-04:00April 8, 2021|News, Press Room|

READOUT: Nation’s Mayors Meet with White House Senior Advisor Gene Sperling to Discuss American Rescue Plan Implementation

Washington, DC—This afternoon, a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) met virtually with Gene Sperling, White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator and Senior Advisor to President Biden, and Jacob Leibenluft, Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to discuss the details of the $65.1 billion program that was

By |2021-04-07T18:41:48-04:00April 7, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Attack at U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the attack at the U.S. Capitol today: “America’s mayors are saddened and shocked that less than three months following the armed insurrection at the Capitol, tragedy has struck again as an individual trying to breach the Capitol grounds

By |2021-04-02T17:28:08-04:00April 2, 2021|News, Press Room|

READOUT: Nation’s Mayors Meet with Commerce Secretary Raimondo to Discuss Economic Issues

Washington, DC—Today, a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) met virtually with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for a discussion on international affairs, economic development, the 2020 Census, the importance of small businesses, tourism, the value of commercial fishing and President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Mayors shared how each of these

By |2021-04-01T16:25:11-04:00April 1, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors to Hold Virtual Discussion on Preventing and Responding to Anti-Asian Discrimination and Violence in Cities

Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, April 1st, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a virtual conversation at 1:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the increasing incidents of violence and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in cities across the nation. The webinar will be led by Fremont Mayor Lily Mei who will be joined by Executive Director of Asian

By |2021-04-01T10:04:42-04:00April 1, 2021|Media Advisories|

America’s Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Economic Vision

Washington, D.C.— Today, President Joe Biden unveiled his new economic agenda to help America build back better following the COVID-19 pandemic during a speech in Pittsburgh. The plan calls for $2 trillion to be invested in the nation’s infrastructure, creating thousands of good-paying jobs and fighting climate change in the process. America’s mayors have long

By |2021-03-31T17:15:47-04:00March 31, 2021|News, Press Room|

American Jewish Committee, U.S. Conference of Mayors Campaign Against Antisemitism

New York and Washington, DC – American Jewish Committee (AJC) and The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced today that more than 525 mayors across the United States have joined their joint national effort to combat antisemitism. The two organizations, which have partnered on other projects, are calling on mayors across the country to sign

By |2021-03-30T09:53:30-04:00March 30, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Request COVID-19 Vaccines Be Distributed Directly to Cities to Improve Equitable Vaccination Efforts

Washington, D.C. – Today, 116 bipartisan mayors sent a letter to the Biden administration, urging it to provide COVID-19 vaccines directly to cities and fully utilize the Defense Production Act to sustain the production and stockpiling of virus testing, treatment, and vaccine supplies. The letter comes in response to the ongoing limited availability of vaccines nationwide

By |2021-03-29T11:47:47-04:00March 29, 2021|News, Press Room|

READOUT: American Mayors Convene with Administration Officials to Discuss Shared Immigration Priorities

Washington, DC—Yesterday, a bipartisan delegation of border mayors, representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), met virtually with officials from the U.S Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discuss critical issues facing mayors on and near the U.S. Mexico border. The meeting was led by San Diego Mayor

By |2021-03-19T11:31:31-04:00March 19, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Atlanta Shootings

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the shootings in Atlanta: “The shootings last night, resulting in the deaths of eight people in and around Atlanta, remind us of the terrible toll that has resulted from the easy availability of guns in our country and

By |2021-03-17T14:50:07-04:00March 17, 2021|News, Press Room|
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