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Mayors Call on Congress to Pass Biden Plan for Direct Aid to All Cities

More than 280 Republican, Democratic, Independent Mayors Urge Lawmakers to Save Jobs, Boost Recovery with Desperately Needed Direct Aid to All Cities Washington, DC – American mayors are rallying behind President-elect Biden’s new plan to end the pandemic and save the American economy by providing direct fiscal relief to all cities— large, medium, and small—and

By |2021-01-19T08:42:46-05:00January 19, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome Biden Plan for Pandemic Response & Recovery, Including Much-Needed Support for Cities

Following Washington’s Recent Failure, President-elect Calls for $350 Billion in Direct Assistance to State and Local Governments Washington, DC – Today, President-elect Joe Biden released his plan for economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, and members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) were briefed on it earlier. Among other solutions, the president-elect is proposing

By |2021-01-14T21:26:25-05:00January 14, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as Next Labor Secretary

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on President-elect Biden’s selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor: “The nation’s mayors applaud President-elect Biden’s selection of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as the next Secretary of Labor.

By |2021-01-08T13:40:55-05:00January 8, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Violence and Chaos at U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the violence and chaos at the United States Capitol: “What America and the world are witnessing in our nation’s capital is a shameful attack on our democracy. The appalling desecration of the Capitol – the very symbol of

By |2021-01-06T18:56:59-05:00January 6, 2021|News, Press Room|

Washington Fails American Cities, Threatens Economic Recovery

Mayors Call on President-Elect Biden For Emergency Fiscal Assistance for Cities on Day One Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement in response to the congressional agreement on a coronavirus relief package: “Despite the clear evidence that shrinking revenue in cities across the country is

By |2020-12-22T08:43:52-05:00December 22, 2020|News, Press Room|

14th Annual Climate Protection Awards Recognizes Mayors for Climate Action

Pittsburgh And West Hartford Mayors Win Top Honors Washington, D.C.  – Mayors across the United States are being recognized today for their local climate efforts as part of the 14th Annual Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Walmart. Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and West Hartford Mayor Shari

By |2020-12-18T07:08:52-05:00December 18, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors to Washington: You Have Abandoned American Cities As Virus Rages

Stay at the table and deliver for America Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released the following statement regarding the ongoing negotiations over a new coronavirus relief package: “As Congress stands on the precipice of failing to include direct fiscal assistance for cities, mayors across the

By |2020-12-17T19:22:02-05:00December 17, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Selection of Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg as Next Transportation Secretary

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of former Mayor Pete Buttigieg to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the new administration: “The nation’s mayors applaud President-elect Joe

By |2020-12-15T19:38:13-05:00December 15, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Selection of Congresswoman Marcia Fudge as Next HUD Secretary

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Congresswoman Marcia Fudge to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the new administration: “The nation’s mayors applaud

By |2020-12-11T16:45:18-05:00December 11, 2020|News, Press Room|

Conservative AEI: Economic Recovery Depends on Congress Providing State and Local Assistance Now

“Without assistance from the federal government, [state and local] layoffs will act as a drag on the recovery for years to come.” Washington, DC--As lawmakers continue to negotiate the details of a COVID-19 response package, an influential voice on the right is calling on Congress to help American cities hit hard by the pandemic. In

By |2020-12-11T11:22:08-05:00December 11, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Preparing for Vaccine Distribution, Adopting Strategies to Encourage Trust in COVID-19 Vaccinations

U.S. Conference of Mayors enters new partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies' COVID-19 Local Response Initiative, which will help city leaders navigate the challenges associated with wide-scale distribution of COVID-19 vaccine. To view the panel discussion, “Helping Mayors Prepare for the Largest Vaccine Rollout in U.S. History,” click here. Washington, DC -- December 9, 2020 – Leadership from

By |2020-12-09T19:23:59-05:00December 9, 2020|News, Press Room|

Bloomberg Philanthropies, U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce New Partnership to Help Mayors Prepare for the Largest Vaccine Roll-Out in American History

The latest offering from the Bloomberg Philanthropies COVID-19 Local Response Initiative will help city leaders navigate the challenges associated with wide-scale distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine, including community engagement and private public partnerships To watch the announcement on Wednesday, 12/9, at 10:30am ET, click HERE New York, NY and Washington, DC -- Bloomberg Philanthropies and the

By |2020-12-09T07:03:31-05:00December 9, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Selection of Dr. Vivek Murthy as Next U.S. Surgeon General

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. Surgeon General in the new administration: “The nation’s mayors applaud President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Dr. Vivek Murthy

By |2020-12-07T12:13:03-05:00December 7, 2020|News, Press Room|

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|
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