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STATEMENT: U.S. Conference of Mayors on Proposed Elimination of CDBG

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, on the Administration’s proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) in its 2021 budget: “It is most unfortunate that the Administration has been ill-advised by HUD and OMB to eliminate the Community Development

By |2020-02-11T14:06:47-05:00February 11, 2020|News, Press Room|

In Bipartisan Letter, Mayors Support House Leaders’ Infrastructure Framework

WASHINGTON – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), led by President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI, pledged support for a House leaders’ infrastructure framework and offered assistance to help move the legislation forward this year. One week ago, three key House committee chairs released a comprehensive package of infrastructure investments and reforms,

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President on Signing of USMCA Legislation

Washington, DC -- Below is a statement by Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI) and President of the United States Conference of Mayors on today’s signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementation legislation by President Trump: “The nation’s mayors applaud President Trump for signing the legislation to implement USMCA. This new bipartisan

By |2020-01-29T21:09:29-05:00January 29, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President on White House Meeting

Washington, DC -- Below is a statement by Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI) and President of the United States Conference of Mayors on the meeting a delegation of mayors had with President Trump at the White House on Friday, January 24, 2020. “This past Friday, mayors from across the country had the

By |2020-01-28T10:49:20-05:00January 28, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), News, Press Room|

NEW POLL: Climate Change, Gun Violence the Defining Issues for Young Voters

U.S. Conference of Mayors Releases Survey of Young Voters; Concerns Mirror Priorities of the US Conference of Mayors, Demonstrate Need for Youth Engagement Washington, D.C. – Today, at their 88th Winter Meeting, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the results of a survey of voters aged 18-29, highlighting the concerns of younger Americans and underscoring

By |2020-01-25T12:01:49-05:00January 24, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), News, Press Room, Youth Involvement|

Albuquerque, Augusta and Oakland Park Win Top 2020 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards

Cities Share $445,000 in Grants to Encourage Children’s Healthy Weight & Lifestyle Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners for the 2020 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards during the USCM’s 88th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.: Albuquerque, N.M. Mayor Tim Keller, Augusta, Ga. Mayor Hardie Davis and Oakland Park, Fla. Mayor

By |2020-01-25T12:02:20-05:00January 23, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), News, Press Room|

Report: As Climate Change Threatens Cities, Mayors are Taking Action

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released today by the Alliance for a Sustainable Future – a joint effort from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) – shows that America’s mayors are stepping up and taking action to reduce carbon pollution in the absence of federal

By |2020-01-25T12:02:35-05:00January 23, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), News, Press Room|

Presidential Candidates Bloomberg and Buttigieg to Address Nation’s Mayors

Bloomberg: Wednesday, January 22 Buttigieg: Thursday, January 23 Capital Hilton | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – Next week, Democratic Presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, will address the nation’s mayors during the U.S Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) 88th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Bloomberg will

By |2020-01-18T15:25:08-05:00January 17, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), Media Advisories, Press Room|

Mayors to Bring Bipartisan Solutions to Nation’s Capital

Mayor Bryan K. Barnett Will Lead the 88th U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, Bringing Together Local and Federal Leaders January 22-24, 2020 Capital Hilton | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – With mayoral leadership ascendant in America, hundreds of mayors from across the country are set to gather for the U.S Conference of Mayors’

By |2020-01-21T11:29:50-05:00January 14, 2020|88th Winter Meeting (2020), Media Advisories, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Attack at Hanukkah Celebration in Monsey, NY

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Bryan K. Barnett, President of the United States Conference of Mayors and Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI) on the attack at a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, NY: “America’s mayors condemn in the strongest possible terms the numerous acts of anti-Semitism that have occurred in the New York area over

By |2019-12-29T13:19:22-05:00December 29, 2019|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Passage of USMCA

Passage of Legislation will Help Cities Grow Their Economies & Increase Jobs Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Bryan K. Barnett, President of the United States Conference of Mayors and Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI) on today’s passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives: “The nation’s mayors applaud the

By |2019-12-20T10:57:13-05:00December 20, 2019|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Release Election-Year Policy Agenda: The Mayors’ Vision For America – A 2020 Call To Action

Focused on Infrastructure, Innovation and Inclusion, America’s Mayors Continue to Lead on Solutions to the Biggest Challenges Facing Communities WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released an election-year policy agenda, the Mayors’ Vision for America: A 2020 Call to Action. The document is built around USCM’s core priorities of Infrastructure, Innovation

By |2019-12-04T18:47:51-05:00December 4, 2019|News, Press Room|

Call Tomorrow: U.S. Mayors to Release 2020 Policy Agenda, Preview Iowa Presidential Candidate Forum

With Top Presidential Candidates Coming to Mayors’ Forum in Waterloo, USCM to Unveil the Mayors’ Vision for America WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday December 3rd, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a media conference call to outline its 2020 policy agenda – the Mayors’ Vision for America – and discuss this week’s presidential

By |2019-12-02T15:22:33-05:00December 2, 2019|Media Advisories, Press Room|

Local Government Makes Record-High Investments in Public Water & Sewer Infrastructure

New Census Estimates Reveal Local Governments Invested a Record $125.5 Billion in Municipal Water and Sewer Infrastructure and Services in 2017 Washington, DC – Local government invested a record $125.5 billion in municipal water and sewer systems in 2017 according to the latest estimates released by the U.S. Census. The data demonstrates that local governments

By |2019-11-26T11:25:06-05:00November 26, 2019|Environment, Mayors Water Council, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge Administration to Rescind Executive Order Reducing Refugee Admissions

Washington, DC – Today, 88 bipartisan mayors from across the country sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, urging the Administration to rescind a September 26 executive order that revamps the U.S. resettlement system and could drastically reduce, if not entirely stop, the resettlement of refugees in cities.  The mayors also urged Secretary Pompeo to return

By |2019-11-25T10:38:57-05:00November 25, 2019|News, Press Room|

U.S. Delegation of Mayors to Attend Global Parliament of Mayors in Durban, South Africa

Washington, DC – This weekend, from November 9th to 11th, a delegation of mayors from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will join dozens of mayors representing cities from across the globe at the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) in Durban, South Africa. The annual summit will bring together city leaders and international experts to

By |2019-11-11T01:25:40-05:00November 9, 2019|News, Press Room|

Mayors, Police Chiefs Send Letter to Senate Leaders Urging Background Check Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Today, on behalf of the nation’s mayors and the police chiefs of major cities across America, the Presidents of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major Cities Chiefs Association sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) calling on them to consider needed legislation that

By |2019-10-28T10:23:13-04:00October 28, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors on Passing of Elijah Cummings

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett on the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings: “Today, America’s mayors mourn the passing of a great leader.  Elijah Cummings was a fighter for justice, for our cities, especially his beloved Baltimore and its residents, and for our

By |2019-10-17T16:16:21-04:00October 17, 2019|News, Press Room|