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Statement By U.S. Conference Of Mayors President And New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu On Mass Shooting In Las Vegas

Washington, DC – In response to last evening’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: “Once again our nation has experienced a mass shooting – this one occurred in Las Vegas and killed and injured more people than any previous mass shooting [...]

By | 2017-10-02T17:45:05+00:00 October 2, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Supports the Mayor of San Juan in Addressing Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis

Washington, DC — The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the following statement in support of the Mayor of San Juan in addressing Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis: “Attacking our leaders on the ground during one of America’s greatest humanitarian crises is not leadership, and it's not going to help the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico get [...]

By | 2017-09-30T20:50:51+00:00 September 30, 2017|News, Press Room|

Mayors Urge Congress To Preserve State And Local Tax Deduction

Elimination Disproportionately Impacts Cities and Hits Middle Class Families the Hardest WASHINGTON, DC — In response to the Republican tax reform plan released today that included the elimination of the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT), the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: [...]

By | 2017-09-27T16:23:44+00:00 September 27, 2017|News, Press Room|

Mayors To Congress: Save Taxpayers From Double Taxation, Preserve State And Local Tax Deduction

130 Bipartisan Mayors Issue Letter to Congress to Maintain SALT Deduction and Municipal Bond Interest Deduction Millions of Families Rely on SALT Deduction; Elimination Could Cause Home Values to Fall in Cities Across the Country WASHINGTON, DC — Ahead of expected tax policy negotiations, 130 bipartisan mayors led by United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) [...]

By | 2017-09-25T12:57:32+00:00 September 25, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors President And New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu On The Graham-Cassidy ACA Repeal And Replace Plan

Washington, DC– As the Senate tries to advance its latest health care repeal plan, the U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: “The Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal and replace plan is a bad pill for the American healthcare system. The Senate leadership has once again engaged in exactly [...]

By | 2017-09-19T17:37:45+00:00 September 19, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Recommended National Energy Infrastructure Actions — “The New Bedford Principles”

Washington, DC—Today as part of a two-day national mayors’ summit on smart cities and new energy technologies, sponsored by The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and hosted by USCM’s Energy Chair New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, mayors developed “The New Bedford Principles,” a six-point energy recommendation to be included in the USCM National Infrastructure [...]

By | 2017-09-15T18:33:17+00:00 September 15, 2017|Energy, News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on District Court Decision in Chicago v. Sessions

Washington, DC—U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’ decision in Chicago v. Sessions: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauds the District Court decision granting a nationwide injunction of troubling requirements the Justice Department placed on Byrne [...]

By | 2017-09-15T18:29:15+00:00 September 15, 2017|Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds To President Trump’s Decision To End DACA

Sends Open Letter to Congress Urging Quick Action on Bipartisan DREAMer Legislation Washington, DC — In response to today’s decision by President Donald Trump to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allowed young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to continue to live, work and study in the [...]

By | 2017-09-05T11:01:39+00:00 September 5, 2017|News, Press Room|

37 Local Governments, The U.S. Conference of Mayors, and Other National Associations Join Together to Support Chicago’s Bid to Preserve Local Control Over Law Enforcement Policy

Local Government Amicus Brief Challenges Unconstitutional Federal Grant Conditions Washington, DC.—On August 31, 2017, 37 cities and counties, The United States Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, International Municipal Lawyers Association, and International City/County Management Association are filing an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief with the United [...]

By | 2017-08-31T16:31:28+00:00 August 31, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors Call On Trump To Protect Dreamers And Continue DACA Program

On Mayors’ National DACA Day of Action, Mayors Garcetti, Elorza, Tait and Giles Highlight Economic Contribution of DACA Recipients Across the Country, 66 Mayors in 29 States and District of Columbia Show Their Support for Dreamers Washington, DC — In response to reports that the Trump Administration may soon end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) [...]

By | 2017-08-30T10:58:12+00:00 August 30, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors to Trump: Protect Dreamers, Continue DACA Program

Mayors Garcetti, Elorza, Tait, Giles to Urge President to Continue DACA Program, Highlight Economic Contribution of DACA Recipients to Nation’s Economy Press Conference Call Today, Tuesday, August 29 at 12:00 pm ET Washington, D.C. — In response to reports that the Trump Administration may soon end a program that allows young undocumented immigrants who came to [...]

City of Aurora – A Metro Growth Magnet Builds Its Water Future through Strategic Investment, Innovation and Hard Work

By: Rich Anderson Mayor Hogan The City of Aurora (CO) joins with Denver and Lakewood to form one of 381 Metropolitan Regions in the United States. Aurora’s is a major contributor to the metro economy. The US economy added 2.3 million jobs in 2016; and Metro areas generated over 2 million, accounting for [...]

By | 2017-08-28T23:40:18+00:00 August 28, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors President & New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Supporting Communities Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

Washington, D.C.— U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu today issued the following statement supporting communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey: “Our hearts are with the families and communities in Texas, and across the Gulf Coast, impacted by the ongoing destruction of Hurricane Harvey. Mayors across the country stand ready to support [...]

By | 2017-08-27T19:02:06+00:00 August 27, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran Urging President Trump to Continue DACA Program

Washington, D.C. –   U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “In response to credible rumors circulating that the Trump Administration may move quickly to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-08-25T10:32:40+00:00 August 25, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

Responding to Charlottesville, U.S. Conference of Mayors and ADL Join on Action Plan to Combat Hate, Extremism & Discrimination

More than 200 mayors pledge to vigorously fight bigotry, work to build tolerance in their cities  ‘Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry’ calls for fully-resourced law enforcement and civil rights investigations of domestic terrorism and hate crimes New York, NY/Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and The [...]

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|