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Bipartisan Group of American Mayors Urges Congressional Leaders to Act on DACA

Washington, DC – A bipartisan group of mayors and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran have sent a letter to Congressional leaders, calling on them to provide permanent legal status and a pathway to citizenship for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. Mayors John Giles of Mesa, Jorge Elorza

By |2022-11-18T10:53:49-05:00November 18, 2022|Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

In New Letter, U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Senate to Pass Respect for Marriage Act

Washington, DC – Today, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria and Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), sent a letter to Senate Leaders in support of the Respect for Marriage Act. The bill has already passed the House of Representatives. In the letter, Mayor Todd Gloria, who chairs the LGBTQ

By |2022-11-16T12:35:56-05:00November 16, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Shooting at the University of Virginia

Washington, D.C.— Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on last night’s mass shooting at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville that left three people dead and two injured. “Today we woke up to learn about another school shooting that occurred last night at the University of Virginia

By |2022-11-14T11:50:34-05:00November 14, 2022|News, Press Room|

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

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the organization’s delegation to COP27, the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Delegation members include Austin (TX) Mayor Steve Adler, Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, and Des Moines (IA) Mayor Frank Cownie. Also attending will be Greenville (MS) Mayor Errick

By |2022-11-04T09:49:06-04:00November 4, 2022|Environment, Mayors Climate Protection Center, News, Press Room|

ADVISORY: U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host Discussion on Free, Fair Elections and Public Safety

Virtual event to be moderated by Kansas City, MO Mayor Quinton Lucas Monday, October 24, 2022 at 2 pm ET Washington, D.C. –As millions of Americans prepare to cast ballots, there is significant concern that next month’s midterm elections face a wide range of security threats, including foreign cyber interference, disinformation campaigns, and voter intimidation.

By |2022-10-21T11:17:25-04:00October 21, 2022|Media Advisories, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Francis Suarez Speaks at C40 World Mayors Summit

Mayor Suarez Joined by Delegation of American Mayors in Buenos Aires Washington, D.C.— This week, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez spoke at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Buenos Aires, which brought together mayors from around the globe to share the innovative work cities are implementing as they address

By |2022-10-21T10:51:55-04:00October 21, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Raleigh Mass Shooting

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors’ CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on yesterday’s mass shooting in Raleigh, NC: “Yesterday, we witnessed yet again the chilling impact of gun violence in our communities. America’s mayors stand with Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin and the Raleigh Police Department, which lost one of their own

By |2022-10-14T09:40:59-04:00October 14, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Fifth Circuit Ruling on DACA

Washington, DC—Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court decision that found the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful. On a bipartisan basis, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has supported granting permanent legal status to Dreamers since 2009 and first called for establishment of the Deferred

By |2022-10-06T14:36:12-04:00October 6, 2022|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Francis Suarez Tours Damage from Hurricane Ian

Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez toured the destruction across Florida’s gulf coast. In the wake of Hurricane Ian, Suarez traveled up and down the coast to assess the damage, and continued to communicate with fellow mayors to understand their needs as they lead their cities through

By |2022-09-30T14:11:27-04:00September 30, 2022|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Celebrate House Passage of Public Safety and Good Policing Bills

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed four bills to bolster public safety and good policing, with a focus on police training and recruitment, responding to mental health crises, preventing community violence, and solving gun crimes. Applauding their passage, Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors,

By |2022-09-22T17:58:40-04:00September 22, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nearly 150 Mayors Commit to Combating Hate and Extremism

As White House “United We Stand” Summit Begins, U.S. Conference of Mayors and ADL Renew Compact Washington, D.C.— Nearly 150 mayors have renewed a 2017 pledge to combat hate, extremism and bigotry in their cities, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) announced today as the White House convenes a summit

By |2022-09-15T09:26:52-04:00September 15, 2022|News, Press Room|

State, Territory and Local Leaders Urge Congress to Include Bipartisan American Rescue Plan Flexibility Act in the Next Must-Pass Spending Bill

Washington, D.C.— Today, the seven leading organizations representing state, territory 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 Cities—sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate

By |2022-09-09T16:23:45-04:00September 9, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on the Issuance of Final DACA Regulations

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security announced a final regulation on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which will be published Tuesday and take effect October 31, 2022. The U.S. Conference of Mayors strongly supports DACA, which provides critical protection for Dreamers, people brought to this country at a young age and who call

By |2022-08-25T16:37:57-04:00August 25, 2022|News, Press Room|

As the Inflation Reduction Act Becomes Law, Mayors Celebrate the Historic Achievement for American Cities

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill and many of its component parts have been repeatedly championed by America’s mayors. Following the bill signing, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement: “This is a monumental day that mayors have

By |2022-08-16T16:09:16-04:00August 16, 2022|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Celebrate House Passage of Historic Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C. – After the United States House of Representatives passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 today, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement: “Mayors across the nation commend the House for approving this historic bill. With the Inflation Reduction Act, families across the country will begin

By |2022-08-12T17:48:37-04:00August 12, 2022|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Celebrate Signing of CHIPS and Science Act

Washington, DC – Today, with mayors from across America looking on, President Joe Biden signed into law the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act of 2022. The bill was championed by America’s mayors, with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) sending a letter to congressional leadership last month urging its passage.

By |2022-08-09T11:12:51-04:00August 9, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Senate Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, and following the vote, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued this statement: “With today’s vote, the Senate has begun to solve some of the biggest challenges facing American cities, including rising costs and dangerous climate

By |2022-08-07T15:32:29-04:00August 7, 2022|News, Press Room|
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