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With Millions Of Jobs At Stake, State And Local Government Associations Call On Congress To Approve Aid

Washington, DC—With millions of jobs and the economic recovery at stake, the seven leading organizations representing state, territorial and local governments called on Congress to approve an aid package that would sustain vital services to Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. State and local governments employ nearly 15 million Americans, including teachers and professors, police officers

By |2020-05-20T16:23:00-04:00May 20, 2020|News, Press Room|

Budget Shortfalls Continue to Cause Real Pain for Cities, as Senate Debates Critically Needed Aid

Louisville, Aurora and Tempe Among Cities Experiencing Fiscal Pain Washington, D.C. – As the fiscal pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage cities and towns across America, the United States Conference of Mayors is continuing to push for Congress and the Administration to make direct federal assistance available to all cities. Last week,

By |2020-05-22T10:01:02-04:00May 18, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Passage of the HEROES Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan K. Barnett released the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the HEROES Act, the 4th COVID-19 supplemental package which allocates $187.5 billion for local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground: “Mayors across the country are

By |2020-05-15T22:38:05-04:00May 15, 2020|News, Press Room|

Furloughs and Painful Service Cuts: COVID-19 is Having Devastating Effects on Cities Everywhere

U.S. Conference of Mayors Has Launched a Fiscal Pain Tracker to Highlight the Real Challenges Facing Cities Washington, D.C. – The fiscal pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is not theoretical – it's manifesting itself in growing numbers of out-of-work city employees and perilous service cuts for residents everywhere. All across the country cities big

By |2020-05-14T14:50:31-04:00May 14, 2020|News, Press Room|

Red State Mayors: This Crisis is Devastating Cites Everywhere

In Media Call, USCM Renews Appeal for Direct Funding for Cities of All Sizes Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) hosted a media conference call urging Congress to provide direct assistance to cities of all sizes in its next coronavirus response package. The call featured mayors from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, and Florida

By |2020-05-13T14:15:19-04:00May 13, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Introduction of The Heroes Act

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan K. Barnett on the Heroes Act, the 4th COVID-19 supplemental package introduced today by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which allocates $187.5 billion for local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground: “Mayors across the country are grateful

By |2020-05-12T18:40:19-04:00May 12, 2020|News, Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches COVID-19 Fiscal Pain Tracker

New Resource Tracks City-Specific Budget Deficits and Budget-Balancing Measures Including Layoffs, Furloughs and Service Cuts Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched the Mayors COVID-19 Fiscal Pain Tracker, a resource that provides accounts from 150 individual cities of the significant revenue losses cities are experiencing due to the COVID-19 crisis. The Tracker,

By |2020-05-11T10:38:47-04:00May 11, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors, Police Chiefs Send Letters to Congressional Leaders Urging Fiscal Assistance for Cities and First Responders

Washington, DC—Today, on behalf of the nation’s mayors and the police chiefs of major cities across America, the Presidents of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major Cities Chiefs Association sent letters to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader

By |2020-05-09T13:53:08-04:00May 9, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors and NYU-Affiliated Institutions Announce the Mayors Advisory Panel on Sports, Recreation & Health

Will advise mayors, sports, and recreation officials on safe reopening policies Washington, DC—A high-level advisory group of some of the country’s leading public health and sports experts has been established to advise mayors and sports and recreation officials on safe policies and practices as cities reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly-established U.S. Conference of

By |2020-05-07T17:35:15-04:00May 7, 2020|News, Press Room|

In Conversation with House Chairman, Mayors Express Urgent Needs in Fight Against COVID-19

Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) held a video discussion with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) about the growing fiscal challenge the COVID-19 pandemic is placing on cities. A bipartisan delegation of five mayors from across the country participated in the conversation with Chairman

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Join House Ways & Means Chairman for Live Discussion on the COVID-19 Crisis

Mayors from New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas will discuss the importance of federal support for cities Washington, DC – Tomorrow, April 29, at 11:30 a.m. EDT, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will participate in a video discussion with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) about the

By |2020-04-28T18:20:45-04:00April 28, 2020|Media Advisories, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Determined to Secure Federal Aid Needed to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on the absence of fiscal assistance for local governments in the latest interim Coronavirus funding bill: “We are deeply concerned that Congress did not include emergency fiscal assistance for cities in their interim package this week. Cities

By |2020-04-23T17:41:31-04:00April 23, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge Congress to Send Emergency Fiscal Assistance Using CDBG Structure

Washington, DC— The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate urging that the “Interim Supplemental” currently being negotiated provide $53.55 billion in emergency fiscal assistance through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) structure for America’s cities. Right now, cities are

By |2020-04-14T13:26:36-04:00April 14, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement: U.S. Conference of Mayors Supports Congressional Efforts to Pass Additional Emergency COVID-19 Relief for Cities

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, on the legislative proposals put forward today by Congressional leaders on additional emergency COVID-19 relief for cities: “We applaud and fully support the legislative proposals put forward today by Congressional leaders to continue to provide financial

By |2020-04-09T20:08:30-04:00April 9, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge President Trump to Fully Enforce the Defense Production Act

Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging him to fully enforce the Defense Production Act, as authorized by Congress, to increase the production of medical supplies to help cities combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Last night, the Executive Committee of the USCM held an emergency

By |2020-03-30T13:02:02-04:00March 30, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors to President Trump: Help Us Secure Critical Covid-19 Emergency Equipment

Washington, DC—Today, the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump asking for help in securing critical supplies and equipment needed to safeguard first responders and healthcare workers in cities across the country. The letter was sent because a new survey released by the Conference revealed the

By |2020-03-28T15:17:30-04:00March 28, 2020|News, Press Room|

New Baseball Short Film Chronicles Elmora Troopers’ Journey to 2019 Little League World Series

https://youtu.be/ey2Rz1l5M8g The Elmora Troopers, a little league team from Elizabeth, New Jersey, overcame the odds to captivate their city and the nation (Washington, DC) – On what would have been Opening Day weekend, when thousands of fans would have been packing the stands and millions more watching baseball on television, the United States Conference

By |2020-03-28T13:03:10-04:00March 28, 2020|News, Press Room|

CITY DATA: Survey of 213 Mayors Reveals Extent of Shortage of COVID-19 Emergency Equipment

Results find cities in need of PPE, test kits, face masks and ventilators WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new survey of 213 cities from 41 states and Puerto Rico on the shortage of COVID-19 emergency equipment across the country. Mayors reported on the availability of test kits,

By |2020-03-27T14:10:33-04:00March 27, 2020|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room, Reports|