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Bipartisan Group of More Than 100 Mayors Send Letter to U.S. Senate Urging Confirmation of Steven Dettelbach as ATF Director

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter signed by 102 mayors, including Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley in support of Steven M. Dettelbach to be the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Dettelbach,

By |2022-06-21T09:50:12-04:00May 10, 2022|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Reaffirm Support for Women’s Right to Safe, Comprehensive Reproductive Health Care

Washington, DC—Yesterday, a draft opinion leaked which indicated that the U.S. Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. In response, America’s mayors today reaffirmed their support for the fundamental right of women to access safe, comprehensive reproductive health care. The U.S. Conference of Mayors has adopted policy affirming

By |2022-05-04T14:45:03-04:00May 3, 2022|News, Press Room|

Earth Day: America’s Mayors Are Leading the Way on Climate Change

Washington, D.C. – America’s mayors continue to lead the fight against climate change through innovative policies and programs that are building climate resiliency, promoting the use of clean energy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in cities across the country. In recognition of the 52nd Earth Day, U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Francis X.

By |2022-04-22T09:35:59-04:00April 22, 2022|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors to Study Crypto and Blockchain, Engage Leaders at eGov Summit

Three dozen mayors to attend eMerge America’s 2022 event to discuss issues at nexus of cryptocurrency, blockchain and government Washington, DC – On April 19th, more than three dozen mayors will be in Miami, Florida to attend the 2022 eMerge Americas Government (eGOV) Summit. Held in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the

By |2022-04-14T11:46:11-04:00April 14, 2022|News, Press Room|

ICYMI: Nation’s Mayors Applaud Biden Administration’s Actions to Combat Gun Violence

Washington, DC—Yesterday, the Biden Administration announced important steps it is taking to address the growing and unchecked problem of ghost guns. As cities across the country are plagued with continuing gun violence, the Administration’s actions will help mayors with their efforts to prevent and reduce the proliferation of these weapons. Since 1968, the U.S. Conference

By |2022-04-12T12:07:49-04:00April 12, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Biden Administration’s Actions to Keep Cities Safe

Washington, D.C. — Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez on today’s announcement by the Biden Administration on the additional steps it is taking to keep American cities safe: “Our nation and our cities are plagued with a nationwide surge in crime. Mayors across the nation are

By |2022-04-11T15:34:50-04:00April 11, 2022|News, Press Room|

With Food Security at Risk, Nation’s Mayors Send Letter to Congress Urging Votes to Extend and Expand Access to Federal Nutrition Programs

Washington, D.C.— The U.S. Conference of Mayors has sent a letter to the Senate Chair of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Senator Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member Senator John Boozman; and the House Chair of the Committee of Agriculture, Representative David Scott, and Ranking Member Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson, urging them to support

By |2022-03-18T09:30:37-04:00March 18, 2022|News, Press Room|

Good Call Named Winner of Mayor’s Matchup Pitch Competition at SXSW

National Competition Showcases Cutting-Edge Technologies Addressing Some of the Greatest Challenges Facing Cities Austin, TX – Today, Good Call was announced as the winner of the Mayor's Matchup Civic Tech Pitch Competition at South By Southwest (SXSW). Each year at SXSW, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) helps organize a competition with entrepreneurs and

By |2022-03-13T16:36:55-04:00March 13, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by The United States Conference of Mayors on the Kidnapping of Ukrainian Mayor by Russian Forces

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by the President of The United States Conference of Mayors, Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, in response to Russian forces kidnapping Ivan Fedorov, Mayor of Melitopol, Ukraine: “America’s mayors demand the immediate release of the Mayor of Melitopol, Ivan Fedorov. Mayor Fedorov was violently captured while caring for his citizens

By |2022-03-12T12:45:15-05:00March 12, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on One-Year Anniversary of American Rescue Plan Act

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, on the one-year anniversary of the American Rescue Plan Act being signed into law: “When the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in America nearly two years ago, mayors across America faced an unprecedented crisis. Necessary measures taken

By |2022-03-11T09:50:15-05:00March 11, 2022|News, Press Room|

New Survey of Mayors Highlights How American Rescue Plan Funds Are Helping Cities Drive the Nation’s Economic Recovery

In Advance of ARPA Anniversary, Results from More than 100 Mayors Show Powerful Impact of City Relief Program Washington, DC – Today the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released a new survey of mayors that shows how critical relief funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) are being put to use in American cities.

By |2022-03-10T14:26:56-05:00March 10, 2022|News, Press Room|

One year after American Rescue Plan, Mayors Offer Testimonials About Importance of Direct Local Relief Dollars

ARPA Funds Have Served as Critical Lifeline for American Cities Washington, DC – Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the enactment of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). A critical component of this legislation was direct fiscal relief to state and local governments, which were devastated by unprecedented need and budget shortfalls as a result

By |2022-03-16T12:30:57-04:00March 9, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on the Florida Senate’s Passage of “Don’t Say Gay” Legislation

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by the Chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors LGBTQ Alliance, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, on the Florida Senate’s Passage of “Don’t Say Gay” Legislation: “HB 1557, which passed the Florida Legislature and is headed to Governor DeSantis’ desk, is a direct attack on the LGBTQ community. To cloak

By |2022-03-08T14:39:21-05:00March 8, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on the Killing of Ukrainian Mayor Yuriy Prilipko By Russian Forces

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on the death of Ukrainian Mayor Yuriy Prilipko: “As President of the United States Conference of Mayors, I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic and senseless death of Yuriy Prilipko, mayor of Gostomel, Ukraine. It is clear Mayor

By |2022-03-07T15:36:51-05:00March 7, 2022|News, Press Room|

Standing with Ukraine, U.S. Conference of Mayors Adopts Emergency Resolution Supporting Ukrainian People & Sanctions on Russia

MIAMI, FL – Today at the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Winter Leadership Meeting, American mayors adopted an emergency resolution in support of the Ukrainian people and democratic values under assault by the Russian government. Under the leadership of USCM President Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez, mayors made clear they stand with their Ukrainian counterparts

By |2022-03-04T14:26:56-05:00March 4, 2022|News, Press Room|

READOUT: From Ukraine, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko Speaks with America’s Mayors Gathered in Miami

Miami, FL—Today at the opening of The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Winter Leadership Meeting in Miami, USCM President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez virtually hosted Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko for a discussion on the current situation unfolding in Ukraine. Mayor Suarez made clear that America’s mayors stand with the Ukrainian people and the mayors of

By |2022-03-03T14:34:37-05:00March 3, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Washington, D.C.— In response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address this evening, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement: “There is so much more that unites us than what divides us, and perhaps nothing is more sacred than our shared beliefs in democracy and freedom.

By |2022-03-01T22:24:47-05:00March 1, 2022|News, Press Room|

State and Local Leaders to Congress: Increase Flexibility for Existing Covid Relief Funds

Bipartisan Language Would Allow Existing Funds to go Towards Infrastructure, Disaster Relief Washington, DC – The seven leading organizations that represent state and local governments —The U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, The Council of State Governments, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Counties, and National League of

By |2022-02-25T12:22:16-05:00February 25, 2022|News, Press Room|

Statement by The U.S. Conference of Mayors on Ukraine

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez on Ukraine: “As President of the United States Conference of Mayors, I join my fellow mayors across America in condemning Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. Putin’s actions are a threat to our collective security and international peace. We stand with

By |2022-02-24T17:25:24-05:00February 24, 2022|News, Press Room|
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