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|

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|

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|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley on the bipartisan infrastructure framework announced by President Biden today: “The nation’s mayors are grateful to President Biden and his Administration for their sustained commitment to making a once-in-a-lifetime investment in the nation’s infrastructure. We also commend the Senators

By |2021-06-24T18:34:07-04:00June 24, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome President Biden’s New Strategy To Address Rising Gun Violence in American Cities

Washington, DC – Today the Biden-Harris Administration announced a comprehensive strategy to halt the rise in deadly gun violence and other crime that has taken place in American cities over the last year. The strategy includes several components that American mayors have called on leaders in Washington to make a priority, including the need for

By |2021-06-23T13:31:27-04:00June 23, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Supreme Court Decision to Uphold ACA

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley on today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act: “The nation’s mayors applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today to once again uphold the Affordable Care Act. This should be the final word on this matter so that we

By |2021-06-17T18:01:43-04:00June 17, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Passes Resolution In Support of Voting Rights, Decries Any Actions That Suppress or Intimidate Eligible Voters

Washington, D.C. – In response to several states across the country enacting voter suppression laws, the Executive Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors has unanimously passed a resolution in support of voting rights. The resolution denounces any actions that would suppress or intimidate eligible voters and calls on the federal government and states to pursue

By |2021-06-16T11:42:06-04:00June 16, 2021|News, Press Room|

Following Weekend of Mass Shootings, Mayors Send Letter to President Biden Demanding Gun Violence Prevention Be Made a Priority

Washington, D.C. – With gun violence again on the rise, including four mass shootings in a six-hour period last weekend alone, the U.S. Conference of Mayors is calling on President Biden to prioritize action on gun violence prevention. The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauded President Biden in March of this year when he announced important executive

By |2021-06-15T16:16:10-04:00June 15, 2021|News, Press Room|

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Becomes 79th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve Elected as First and Second Vice Presidents Washington, DC— Today, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was elected as the 79th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during a session of the Conference’s Executive Committee. Mayor Whaley will succeed outgoing USCM President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

By |2021-06-11T16:24:05-04:00June 11, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins White House for a ‘Month of Action’ to Get Americans Vaccinated Against COVID-19

“Mayors Challenge” aims to reach 70% of adults with one shot of the vaccine by July 4th Washington, D.C. – In conjunction with President Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70% of Americans by the 4th of July, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced today a Month of Action with the White House and Department of Health

By |2021-06-02T12:51:03-04:00June 2, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors, Cities and Counties Send Joint Letter to House and Senate Leaders Opposing Clawback Proposals to Repurpose ARP Funds

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities and National Association of Counties sent a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Republican Leader McConnell, House Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy adamantly opposing any proposal that would repurpose urgently needed coronavirus relief funds for other activities. A copy of the letter was

By |2021-06-01T15:51:32-04:00June 1, 2021|News, Press Room|
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