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Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Burnsville Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve on this morning’s shooting in Burnsville (MN) that took the lives of two police officers and a fire department medic: “America’s mayors are heartbroken to learn that two police officers and a fire department medic were shot and

By |2024-02-18T16:40:49-05:00February 18, 2024|News, Press Room|

Statement from The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Kansas City Mass Shooting

Washington, DC–Below is a statement from U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve on today’s mass shooting in Kansas City: “Today yet another horrific mass shooting marred what should have been a festive celebration – the parade recognizing the Super Bowl victory of the Kansas City Chiefs. The scourge of gun

By |2024-02-14T20:33:08-05:00February 14, 2024|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Denounces Defeat of National Security Package

Mayors Urge Senate Not to Abandon Critically Needed Border Compromise  Washington, D.C.— Today, the Senate failed to advance the bipartisan national security supplemental bill, which includes compromise legislation to help stabilize border security, address the humanitarian crisis, and provide support for cities that have seen a rising numbers of asylum seekers. The U.S. Conference

By |2024-02-07T16:46:24-05:00February 7, 2024|News, Press Room|

In New Letter to U.S. Senate, U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Swift Passage of Border Security and Supplemental Funding Package

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran sent a letter to all 100 U.S. senators, urging them to swiftly pass the Bipartisan National Security Supplemental bill, which includes critical changes to the nation’s border security policies. “This bill provides a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make meaningful

By |2024-02-06T14:52:32-05:00February 6, 2024|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Calls on Congress to Pass Border Security and Supplemental Funding Package

Washington, DC– Last night Senate negotiators released a bipartisan border security package as part of a national security supplemental. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has long called on Congress to fix our broken immigration system and in November, a bipartisan group of 139 mayors sent a letter urging quick action on President Biden’s supplemental

By |2024-02-05T17:04:28-05:00February 5, 2024|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Conclude 92nd Winter Meeting At White House with President Biden

Washington, D.C. – On the final day of the U.S Conference of Mayors’ 92nd Winter Meeting, America’s mayors discussed local solutions with national leaders, including President Joe Biden. Mayors met with the president at the White House, where he praised their leadership. “Mayors are the people who get things done,” said the president. “I

By |2024-01-23T10:34:25-05:00January 20, 2024|News, Press Room|

Seven Cities Receive DollarWise Innovation Grant Awards to Support Economic Mobility

Anaheim, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Findlay, OH; Montgomery, AL; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; and Santa Fe, NM Awarded Grants from the United States Conference of Mayors’ DollarWise Campaign Washington, D.C.— The United States Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) DollarWise Economic Mobility Campaign awarded its 2024 DollarWise Innovation Grants during USCM’s 92nd Winter Meeting to mayors

By |2024-01-19T11:16:52-05:00January 19, 2024|News, Press Room|

“The Power to Convene”: Vice President Harris Lauds Mayors On Second Day of 92nd Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C. – On the second day of its 92nd Winter Meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors welcomed national leaders, including Vice President Kamala Harris, who celebrated city leaders for their “power to convene” during a conversation on ways to reduce gun violence in America. “You as mayors have the power to convene not only

By |2024-01-23T10:42:24-05:00January 18, 2024|News, Press Room|

Beverage Industry, USCM Announce Grant Recipients for Childhood Obesity Prevention & Environmental Health & Sustainability Awards

Nine cities awarded $745,000 in total to support community health, sustainability initiatives WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) today announced the winners of the 2024 Childhood Obesity Prevention & Environmental Health & Sustainability awards, granting $745,000 to nine U.S. cities. The grants support

By |2024-01-18T13:45:18-05:00January 18, 2024|News, Press Room|

NEW TIME: House Democratic Leader Jeffries to Speak at U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

January 19, 2024 | Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries will speak at the USCM Winter Meeting on Friday, January 19 at 8:45am. Leader Jeffries was previously scheduled to address the Conference on Thursday morning. Note for media: These events are

By |2024-01-18T09:16:47-05:00January 18, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

USGLC & USCM Announce New Partnership to Enhance International Engagement and Leadership Among Mayors

USGLC & USCM Announce New Partnership to Enhance International Engagement and Leadership Among Mayors Washington, DC – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today announced a new partnership to help elevate the important role mayors play in diplomacy and the ways local communities benefit from U.S. global leadership.

By |2024-01-17T21:23:37-05:00January 17, 2024|News, Press Room|

Bringing Proven Solutions to D.C., Hundreds of U.S. Mayors Convene for Opening Day of 92nd Winter Meeting

Washington, D.C. – Today, hundreds of U.S. mayors descended upon the nation’s capital for the start of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 92nd Winter Meeting, which runs through Friday.  The bipartisan group of mayors was optimistic and determined about the months and years ahead, certain that cities will continue to remain

PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY: Updated Guidance for VP Harris’ Participation in U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting

Thursday, January 18 Capital Hilton | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, January 18, Vice President Kamala Harris will join the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 92nd Winter Meeting. See below for updated guidance. Location: Capital Hilton - Presidential Ballroom Address: 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036 Parking: Parking

By |2024-01-17T18:17:00-05:00January 17, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

ADVISORY: Vice President Harris to Join Nation’s Mayors to Discuss Reducing Gun Violence in America’s Cities

Thursday, January 18 at 2 pm Capital Hilton | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, January 18, Vice President Kamala Harris will join the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 92nd Winter Meeting. During a moderated conversation with Kansas City (MO) Mayor Quinton Lucas, the Vice President will discuss continued efforts

By |2024-01-17T15:17:14-05:00January 17, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY: Mayors Gather in DC at the 92nd Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas to Address Mayors on Thursday Updated Guidance for Secretary Blinken Remarks Friday Washington, D.C. – Today at 11:45 AM, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a press conference during its 92nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., where a bipartisan group of more than 300 mayors from across

By |2024-01-17T08:57:41-05:00January 17, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

PRESS CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY: Mayors to Gather in DC at the 92nd Winter Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday at 11:45 AM, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a press conference during its 92nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., where a bipartisan group of more than 300 mayors from across the country will convene to discuss the most pressing issues facing cities and the nation. The press conference,

By |2024-01-16T11:05:46-05:00January 16, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

174 Mayors to Congress: Renew and Extend the Affordable Connectivity Program

23 Million American Families Rely on Critical High-Speed Internet Program Washington, D.C.— Today, a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 174 mayors was sent to congressional leaders urging them to quickly pass legislation to extend the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Created as part of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the ACP provides a

By |2024-01-16T14:08:06-05:00January 16, 2024|News, Press Room|

SAVE THE DATE: U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting to Bring America’s Mayors to the Nation’s Capital

January 17-19, 2024 | Capital Hilton | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – The U.S Conference of Mayors (USCM) is set to hold its 92nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. from January 17 through January 19 at the Capital Hilton. Presided over by USCM President Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve, the three-day conference will bring together a bipartisan group

By |2024-01-03T09:50:16-05:00January 3, 2024|Media Advisories, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mass Shootings in Las Vegas, Austin and San Antonio

Washington, DC–Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve on this week’s mass shootings in Las Vegas, Austin and San Antonio. “Yesterday we witnessed yet another tragic and unnecessary mass shooting, this one on the Las Vegas campus of the University of Nevada, in which three people were

By |2023-12-07T14:43:26-05:00December 7, 2023|Criminal and Social Justice, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge Department of Justice to Finalize Rule Preventing Firearm Transfers to Prohibited Purchasers

Regulation designed to block firearms access by convicted felons, domestic abusers and gun traffickers trying to evade background checks Washington, DC – Today, a bipartisan group of 122 mayors sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director Steven M. Dettelbach registering their

By |2023-12-06T15:59:21-05:00December 6, 2023|News, Press Room|
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