U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins Public & Private Sector Organizations to Call on House to Provide Flexibility, Allow State, Local Governments to Use ARPA Funds to Invest in Infrastructure

More than 30 Organizations Urge House to Pass Bipartisan H.R. 5735 Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors joined a coalition of more than 30 organizations, including the National Association of Counties and the United States Chamber of Commerce, by sending a letter to House leadership urging action on the bipartisan State, Local,

By |2021-12-06T19:45:30-05:00December 6, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Praise House Passage of Build Back Better Act

Legislation Invests in Key Priorities Like Climate, Housing, Child Care Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5376, the Build Back Better Act, which includes historic investments in major priorities of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, such as climate action, affordable housing, child care, and education. In response to the House

By |2021-11-19T09:56:52-05:00November 19, 2021|News, Press Room|

Electric Vehicles, LED Lighting, Low-Energy Buildings And Solar Anchor City Energy/Climate Efforts According To New Conference Of Mayors’ Report

100+ Mayors Surveyed on Priority Technologies and Infrastructure Upgrades Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today released a new report showing how cities are using energy technologies and infrastructure upgrades to advance local energy and climate goals, helping the U.S. make further progress in addressing its growing energy and climate challenges.

By |2021-11-19T11:27:40-05:00November 16, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Signing of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Conference of Mayors Leaders Attend Bill Signing Event at White House Washington, D.C. – Today, with mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran in attendance, President Joe Biden signed into law the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The legislation has been a long-time priority

By |2021-11-15T16:24:39-05:00November 15, 2021|News, Press Room|

State and Local Government Groups Call on Congress to Provide Greater Flexibility with Relief Aid

Big Seven State and Local Organizations Urge House to Pass Senate Bill Washington, DC – Today the leading organizations that represent state and local governments —The U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, The Council of State Governments, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Counties, and National League of

By |2021-11-08T17:00:08-05:00November 8, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Celebrate House Passage of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, legislation that represents the largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century. The bill now heads to the president for his signature to become law. Applauding the House’s action, USCM President Dayton

By |2021-11-06T08:56:42-04:00November 6, 2021|News, Press Room|

Delegation of American Mayors to Attend UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow

Bipartisan Group of Mayors Will Reassert City-Level Commitment to Fighting Climate Change Washington, DC – A bipartisan delegation of American mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) arrived in Glasgow today to attend COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference. Appointed by USCM President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, members of the delegation include New

By |2021-11-01T10:43:03-04:00November 1, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome Biden Framework to Build Back Better

Plan Includes Important Priorities of American Cities Washington, DC – Today President Joe Biden presented a revised framework to Congress for his Build Back Better plan, and the proposal includes major priorities of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). In response, USCM President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley released the following statement. “Mayors are grateful

By |2021-10-28T10:50:12-04:00October 28, 2021|News, Press Room|

Delegation of American Mayors to Attend UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow

Bipartisan Group of Mayors Will Reassert City-Level Commitment to Fighting Climate Change Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley announced the organization’s bipartisan delegation to COP26, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland next month. Members include New Orleans (LA) Mayor LaToya Cantrell; Des Moines (IA)

By |2021-10-25T13:07:25-04:00October 25, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Homeland Security’s Announcement that Land and Ferry Ports of Entry will Open to Vaccinated Non-Essential Travelers

Washington, DC--The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) applauds the Biden Administration and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in particular for the October 12 announcement that they will allow non-essential travelers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation to enter the United States through land and ferry ports of entry at U.S.

By |2021-10-13T14:11:23-04:00October 13, 2021|News, Press Room|

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|
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