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NEW SURVEY: Businesses and Local Governments at Risk of Closures and Cuts in Services Without Additional Coronavirus Aid

91 percent of respondents say their business or government’s condition will worsen without new aid WASHINGTON – Millions of jobs, small businesses and essential government services are at risk if Congress fails to pass another COVID economic relief package. A new survey of public and private sector groups finds that direct aid to local governments

By |2020-12-04T13:41:01-05:00December 4, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome Bipartisan Effort on COVID Relief, Insist that Cities Be Part of the Solution

Public Safety and More Jobs at Significant Risk Without Direct Fiscal Assistance Washington, DC – As talks progress on a bipartisan package to address the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s mayors are reiterating their urgent call to include resources for American cities of all sizes – large, medium and small—that have had their budgets decimated by the

By |2020-12-04T12:11:55-05:00December 4, 2020|News, Press Room|

COVID-19: Mayors Meet with Biden-Harris Transition’s Pandemic Advisory Board Co-Chair Dr. Vivek Murthy

Washington, DC – This afternoon, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) hosted a virtual meeting with Dr. Vivek Murthy and mayors across the country to discuss federal and local solutions to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Murthy, a former U.S. Surgeon General, is a co-chair of the Biden-Harris Transition’s COVID-19 Advisory Board. Just last week,

By |2020-12-01T15:43:05-05:00December 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Celebrates Release of City Song Collection

Mayors work with local artists and musicians to unite cities through music Washington, D.C. – Following the release of the City Song Collection, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is celebrating the collaborative efforts of cities across America to inspire and bring together their communities through music. The 9-song collection, which can be found here, features

By |2020-12-01T11:31:31-05:00December 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Discuss Shared Priorities with President-Elect Biden, Vice President-Elect Harris

Mayors Looking Forward to Partnership on Covid-19, Climate, and Infrastructure Washington, DC – Today the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) participated in a virtual meeting with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Mayors have developed a strong working relationship with the President-elect over many years and were pleased to be

By |2020-11-23T16:34:59-05:00November 23, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Congratulate President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: “The nation’s mayors congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We stand ready as Democrats, Republicans and Independents to come together and work with you to defeat the

By |2020-11-07T16:15:03-05:00November 7, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors and Americans for the Arts Release ‘City Song Collection’

Featuring contributions and collaborations from cities across America Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Americans for the Arts (AFTA) announced the release of the ‘City Song Collection,’ featuring 9 songs inspired, composed and performed by local artists from cities all over the country in a demonstration of healing, unity and city

By |2020-10-21T10:42:32-04:00October 21, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Supreme Court Decision to End Census Count Early

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump Administration to end all counting efforts for the 2020 Census ahead of schedule: “The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the Trump Administration to abruptly end all counting efforts for the

By |2020-10-14T09:46:45-04:00October 14, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors: Widespread COVID Crisis Requires Comprehensive Response from Congress

American Cities Among the Many Sectors In Urgent Need of Direct Assistance Washington, DC – As talks continue about a long-overdue legislative package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Vice President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley and Arlington (TX) Mayor Jeff Williams, Chair of the USCM Metro Economies Standing Committee,

By |2020-10-08T17:00:52-04:00October 8, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Respond to President Trump’s Decision to Suspend Stimulus Negotiations

“This crisis is far from over and the American people deserve better” Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on President Trump’s decision to halt negotiations on a COVID relief bill: “On the very day that the Fed Chairman called for aggressive action on the economy,

By |2020-10-06T18:40:10-04:00October 6, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on COVID Diagnosis for President and First Lady

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the President and First Lady testing positive for the Coronavirus: “The nation’s mayors wish the President and First Lady a full and swift recovery. Our thoughts are with them and the millions of other Americans affected by this

By |2020-10-03T10:09:56-04:00October 3, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Verizon to Host Roundtable Series with Mayors and CEOs

A National Discussion on Achieving an American Breakthrough: Mayors and CEOs in Conversation on Equity, Recovery and Growth Washington, D.C. & Basking Ridge, NJ — On Thursday, October 1st at 2:00 pm ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Verizon will kick off a virtual roundtable series entitled “A National Discussion on Achieving an

By |2020-10-01T10:12:13-04:00October 1, 2020|Media Advisories, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins New Coalition of Public and Private Sector Leaders Calling on Congress to Act on COVID Relief Before Election

The COVID Relief NOW Coalition calls for “No Recess Without Relief” imploring Congress to find bipartisan solution to move COVID stimulus package Washington, D.C. – Today, The U.S. Conference of Mayors joined COVID RELIEF NOW, a new coalition of nearly 200 major public and private sector groups across the U.S., calling for “No Recess without Relief” and

By |2020-09-30T14:52:44-04:00September 30, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Mayors Applaud House COVID-19 Package and Call for Return to Bipartisan Negotiations

Washington, DC – Following the introduction of new COVID-19 legislation in the House of Representatives, which allocates $179 billion for direct fiscal assistance to local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran released the following statement in support: “The House Leadership has once again

By |2020-09-28T20:34:55-04:00September 28, 2020|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors Urge Congress, Administration To Deliver Relief for Cities Still Reeling from Pandemic

Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is again urging congressional and administration leaders to return to the negotiating table and pass a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package that includes emergency fiscal assistance to cities of all sizes.  American cities continue to face devastating budget shortfalls as a direct result of the pandemic and

By |2020-09-25T13:02:34-04:00September 25, 2020|News, Press Room|

Former Vice President Joe Biden to Address Nation’s Mayors

Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, September 26th, Former Vice President Joe Biden will address the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Fall Leadership Meeting. Vice President Biden will speak at 2:45 pm ET. The Meeting, which is being held virtually from September 24-26, brings together the Conference’s top leaders to discuss the state

By |2020-09-24T19:05:38-04:00September 24, 2020|Media Advisories, News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on DOJ Announcement Regarding New York City, Portland and Seattle

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the Department of Justice’s announcement regarding New York City, Portland and Seattle: “America’s mayors are dismayed that the Administration is continuing its misguided and unconstitutional attack on the nation’s cities and is continuing to divide, not unite, the

By |2020-09-21T19:23:34-04:00September 21, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement by Mayor Greg Fischer on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “I am deeply saddened by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a brilliant jurist, a trailblazer and indomitable fighter for women’s rights and human rights. Let us

By |2020-09-19T11:40:42-04:00September 19, 2020|News, Press Room|

To Drive Post-COVID Economic Recovery, Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure and Technology Investments, Study Finds

Study Shows Plans for Recovery Must Overcome Near Universal Budget Shortfalls Resulting from Pandemic WASHINGTON, DC– While a majority of U.S. mayors (94%) agree that their city’s economic recovery depends on containing and preventing community spread of the COVID-19 virus, investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and economic growth is the top immediate (69%) and

By |2020-09-16T09:01:48-04:00September 16, 2020|News, Press Room|

Local Officials Applaud EPA for Revised Affordability Guidance

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment for the Clean Water Act, which will help communities plan for water infrastructure improvements. Due to concerns about unfunded mandates on local governments, Congress directed the EPA to revise its 1997 Financial Capability Assessment Guidance, which is used to

By |2020-09-16T13:24:39-04:00September 15, 2020|News, Press Room|
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