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Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Attack on Chicago Today

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Attack on Chicago Today: “It’s clear from his statement today that Attorney General Jeff Sessions doesn’t understand what it means to run a city that welcomes immigrants.  He doesn’t understand the Constitutional [...]

By | 2017-08-16T16:18:46+00:00 August 16, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Condemn Bigotry And Violence That Occurred In Charlottesville On August 11 & 12

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran Washington, DC— U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement about the events that occurred in Charlottesville, VA on August 11 and 12, 2017 : “America’s mayors are registering their strong support for Charlottesville Mayor Michael [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:14+00:00 August 14, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director About The Events in Charlottesville, VA

New Orleans, LA— U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement about the events in Charlottesville, VA: “Mayors of all parties, from coast to coast, stand united in support of Charlottesville, VA Mayor Mike Signer. We want to send a firm, united message that hate and violence have [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:18+00:00 August 12, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on Threat to CDBG in Senate Border Security Bill

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the threat to Community Development Block Grant funds in the Senate Border Security Bill -- Building America’s Trust Act: “The nation’s mayors strongly oppose a provision in the Building America’s Trust Act introduced in the Senate Thursday which would withhold Community [...]

Statement By U.S. Conference Of Mayors President And New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Denouncing President Trump’s Unfounded Attack On Mayors

Calls Attack “Devoid of Facts” and “Dangerous;” Pledges to Work with President When He stops “Grandstanding” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today as part of President Donald Trump’s visit to Long Island, the President attacked mayors across the country as “pathetic” and “weak.”  In response, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the [...]

By | 2017-07-28T15:43:02+00:00 July 28, 2017|Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Passage of Bipartisan Senate Dreamer Bill

Washington, D.C. – Leaders of The U.S. Conference of Mayors today registered support for bipartisan legislation enabling Dreamers – people who have lived in America since they were children and built their lives here – to earn lawful permanent residence and, eventually, American citizenship. In a letter to the bill's authors, Senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Dick [...]

By | 2017-07-28T12:39:33+00:00 July 28, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

Washington, DC—The U.S. Conference of Mayors released the following statement after a bipartisan vote blocked the Senate's "skinny repeal" health care plan: "Thanks to bipartisan efforts, millions of Americans get to keep their health care today, and families, seniors and communities across the nation won't face uncertainty tomorrow. While a dangerous plan may have failed today, [...]

By | 2017-07-28T11:29:33+00:00 July 28, 2017|Press Room|

Elizabeth, NJ Mayor Chris Bollwage Applauds Passage Of  Bipartisan Brownfield Redevelopment Bill

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Brownfields Task Force Chair Elizabeth (NJ) Mayor Christian J. Bollwage today released the following statement applauding passage of Brownfield Redevelopment legislation: “On behalf of the nation's Mayors, I commend members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing a bipartisan Brownfields Redevelopment bill that would reauthorize the very successful Environmental [...]

By | 2017-07-27T14:25:44+00:00 July 27, 2017|Brownfields, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Calls on Congress to Scrap Healthcare Plan and Work with Bipartisan Mayors

Landrieu Says Senate Should Drop ‘Dangerous’ Repeal Proposals and Work with Mayors from Both Sides of the Aisle to “Start Over” and Improve Health Care Washington, DC—Today, as the Senate continues to debate healthcare proposals that could rob millions of Americans coverage, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu again [...]

By | 2017-07-27T14:23:01+00:00 July 27, 2017|Press Room|

Statement on Latest CBO Score on Healthcare Repeal from Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Washington, DC— Please credit the following statement to New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu: "Today’s score by the Congressional Budget Office confirms what mayors of both parties have maintained as wave after wave of unworkable legislation has emerged from the Senate this year. No responsible elected leader would walk away [...]

By | 2017-07-19T18:35:56+00:00 July 19, 2017|News, Press Room|

Mayors to Senators: Start Over and Work with Us to Craft an Effective Bipartisan Bill that Addresses Real People – Not Washington Politics

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Convened Mayors from Major Population Centers in OH, AZ, NV, ME, SC to Form Mayoral / Congressional Working Group Following Collapse of Healthcare Vote Democratic, Republican Mayors Argued for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and No Unfunded Mandates in Future Legislation [...]

By | 2017-07-19T18:36:32+00:00 July 18, 2017|Press Room|

Statement from U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Next Steps for a Successful Healthcare Bill

Washington, DC—Please credit the following statement to New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu: "Following tonight's development, it's clear that for the foreseeable future, there's no path forward for the Senate health bill, and for good reason. Any new healthcare bill must help lower premium costs while ensuring more Americans [...]

By | 2017-07-17T21:26:20+00:00 July 17, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement in Response to Senate Healthcare Bill

Washington, DC—U.S. Conference of Mayors President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement in response to the National Governors Association statement against the Senate healthcare bill: "The United States Conference of Mayors commends the National Governors Association for their strong bipartisan statement against the Senate healthcare bill.  As President of the Conference, I [...]

By | 2017-07-15T14:39:21+00:00 July 15, 2017|Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors Call on Congress to Save Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Ahead of Congressional Markup

Mayors Urge House Committee to Keep Public Safety Program Funded at Least at White House-Proposed Levels COPS Program Vital to Public Safety of American Cities WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) called on Congressional appropriators to stave off cuts to the Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) program and provide at least the [...]

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call on Washington to Step Back, Start Over & Partner with Mayors to Produce a Health Bill

Bipartisan Mayors Say No to Senate Measure, Citing CBO Figure; Opioid Crisis; Medicaid Cuts; Unacceptable Stress on Town & City Budgets Participating Mayors Represent Major Populations in Key States in the Senate Debate: ME, WV, NV, OH, AK, AZ WASHINGTON, DC—Today, a bipartisan group of mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) highlighted the [...]

By | 2017-06-29T14:35:33+00:00 June 29, 2017|Press Room|

Albuquerque, Birmingham, and West Sacramento Win USCM/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards

Awards Recognize Mayor-Led Efforts to Enhance College Completion and Career Readiness Miami Beach, FL - Albuquerque, NM Mayor Richard Berry; Birmingham, AL Mayor William Bell, Sr.; and West Sacramento, CA Mayor Christopher Cabaldon have won the 2017 U.S. Conference of Mayors/Strada Education Network 2017 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Grant Awards. The awards were [...]

Mayors and Nonprofits in San Francisco, Providence, R.I., and Lancaster (PA) Honored for Innovative Neighborhood Stabilization Programs

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grants MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – June 26, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced Mayors Edwin Lee of San Francisco; Jorge O. Elorza of Providence, R.I.; and J. Richard Gray of Lancaster, Penn. are recognized with top honors on behalf [...]

U.S. Conference Of Mayors President Mayor Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement In Response To CBO Score Of Senate Healthcare Bill

Miami Beach, FL—U.S. Conference of Mayors President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement in response to the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the Senate Healthcare bill: "The bottom line is that this bill will make us sicker," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, President of the US Conference of Mayors. "A [...]

By | 2017-06-27T07:45:38+00:00 June 27, 2017|Press Room|

Landrieu Takes Helm of U.S. Conference of Mayors, Drawing Sharp Contrast Between Local, Results-Driven Leadership and Washington Dysfunction

Organization’s 75th President Calls for Progress over Partisanship; Tells Mayors ‘It’s Our Time’ MIAMI BEACH— New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was named the 75th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in a gavel-passing ceremony today, accepting the honor from outgoing USCM President Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City and host-city Mayor Philip Levine of [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:18:40+00:00 June 26, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Press Room|

Mayors Say: Look To Cities For Inspired Leadership And Real Results In The Face Of Deep National Frustration With Washington

Incoming U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu Joined Colleagues to Unveil “Leadership for America: Mayors’ Agenda for the Future” Bipartisan Mayors Make Push for Americans to Look to City Hall for National Leadership and Real Results in an Era of Dysfunction in Washington MIAMI BEACH— Incoming U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Mayor Mitch [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:19:47+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Press Room|