Following U.S. District Court Decision Against DACA, Nation’s Mayors Urge Congress to Take Immediate Action to Protect Dreamers

179 Bipartisan Mayors Sign Letter Calling on Congressional Leadership to Provide a Permanent Path to Citizenship for all Dreamers Washington, DC— In a letter, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) is calling on Congress to act quickly to provide permanent protection and a path to citizenship for all Dreamers who have lived in America

By |2021-08-03T10:28:27-04:00August 3, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome Agreement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Washington, DC – Today, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate reached agreement on legislation to invest in America’s infrastructure. This bipartisan package has been a top priority for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), with 374 bipartisan mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia recently signing onto a letter urging lawmakers to

By |2021-07-28T20:06:03-04:00July 28, 2021|News, Press Room|

369 Mayors from All 50 States Urge Congress to Pass Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, Stress Implementation Priorities

Washington, D.C. – Today, 369 mayors – including Republicans, Democrats and Independents from all 50 states and the District of Columbia – sent a letter to Congress urging them to take immediate action on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework announced by President Biden and a group of Republican and Democratic Senators on June 24th. In their letter,

By |2021-07-13T10:51:29-04:00July 13, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley on the bipartisan infrastructure framework announced by President Biden today: “The nation’s mayors are grateful to President Biden and his Administration for their sustained commitment to making a once-in-a-lifetime investment in the nation’s infrastructure. We also commend the Senators

By |2021-06-24T18:34:07-04:00June 24, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome President Biden’s New Strategy To Address Rising Gun Violence in American Cities

Washington, DC – Today the Biden-Harris Administration announced a comprehensive strategy to halt the rise in deadly gun violence and other crime that has taken place in American cities over the last year. The strategy includes several components that American mayors have called on leaders in Washington to make a priority, including the need for

By |2021-06-23T13:31:27-04:00June 23, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Supreme Court Decision to Uphold ACA

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley on today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act: “The nation’s mayors applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today to once again uphold the Affordable Care Act. This should be the final word on this matter so that we

By |2021-06-17T18:01:43-04:00June 17, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Passes Resolution In Support of Voting Rights, Decries Any Actions That Suppress or Intimidate Eligible Voters

Washington, D.C. – In response to several states across the country enacting voter suppression laws, the Executive Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors has unanimously passed a resolution in support of voting rights. The resolution denounces any actions that would suppress or intimidate eligible voters and calls on the federal government and states to pursue

By |2021-06-16T11:42:06-04:00June 16, 2021|News, Press Room|

Following Weekend of Mass Shootings, Mayors Send Letter to President Biden Demanding Gun Violence Prevention Be Made a Priority

Washington, D.C. – With gun violence again on the rise, including four mass shootings in a six-hour period last weekend alone, the U.S. Conference of Mayors is calling on President Biden to prioritize action on gun violence prevention. The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauded President Biden in March of this year when he announced important executive

By |2021-06-15T16:16:10-04:00June 15, 2021|News, Press Room|

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley Becomes 79th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve Elected as First and Second Vice Presidents Washington, DC— Today, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was elected as the 79th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during a session of the Conference’s Executive Committee. Mayor Whaley will succeed outgoing USCM President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

By |2021-06-11T16:24:05-04:00June 11, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins White House for a ‘Month of Action’ to Get Americans Vaccinated Against COVID-19

“Mayors Challenge” aims to reach 70% of adults with one shot of the vaccine by July 4th Washington, D.C. – In conjunction with President Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70% of Americans by the 4th of July, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced today a Month of Action with the White House and Department of Health

By |2021-06-02T12:51:03-04:00June 2, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors, Cities and Counties Send Joint Letter to House and Senate Leaders Opposing Clawback Proposals to Repurpose ARP Funds

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities and National Association of Counties sent a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Republican Leader McConnell, House Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy adamantly opposing any proposal that would repurpose urgently needed coronavirus relief funds for other activities. A copy of the letter was

By |2021-06-01T15:51:32-04:00June 1, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on ARP Funds for Cities

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, USCM Vice President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and Chair of USCM’s Metro Economies Policy Committee Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams on the importance of American Rescue Plan funds for cities: “Since early 2020, city governments have led our nation’s response

By |2021-05-28T10:05:09-04:00May 28, 2021|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors, Local Partners Conclude Summit on ‘Reimagining Public Safety’

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) concluded its virtual two-day summit on ‘Reimagining Public Safety.’ Held in partnership with Cities United and Everytown for Gun Safety, the gathering featured Mayors and local leaders in discussion about implementing solutions that can help make our cities safer and included several calls for Congress to

By |2021-05-25T11:49:12-04:00May 19, 2021|News, Press Room|

READOUT: U.S. Conference of Mayors Meets with U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to Discuss Investing in America’s Workforce

Washington, D.C. — This afternoon, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) had a virtual conversation with U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh. Participants discussed the importance of investing in America’s workforce through innovative education and training programs, the future of green jobs in America, and promoting equity and inclusion so that nobody is left behind in

By |2021-05-04T18:01:44-04:00May 4, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference Of Mayors’ Dollarwise Economic Mobility Campaign Awards Innovation Grants to Seven Cities

Washington, DC—The DollarWise Economic Mobility Campaign has awarded its DollarWise Innovation Grants for 2021 to seven cities, including Columbia (SC), Jackson (TN), Las Cruces (NM), New York City, Topeka (KS), White Plains (NY) and Youngstown (OH). Each city was awarded $10,000 to launch or expand economic mobility efforts in their communities. The DollarWise Economic Mobility

By |2021-06-10T14:37:05-04:00May 3, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Senate Passage of the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, in an 89-2 vote, the United States Senate overwhelmingly passed S.914, the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill would invest in the nation’s water infrastructure and address many of the water systems issues that communities across the country face, ensuring that all Americans will be able to

By |2021-04-29T17:50:40-04:00April 29, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds President Biden’s Commitment to Climate Action

Mayors Urge Action to Provide Support to Cities to Achieve the President’s Goals Washington, D.C.— Today, President Joe Biden announced the United States’ public commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to tackle the climate crisis. This pledge will cut pollution, accelerate our nation’s transition to clean energy and create millions of good-paying jobs

By |2021-04-22T16:41:21-04:00April 22, 2021|News, Press Room|
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