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Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Strongly Opposes House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform Proposal

Washington, DC—In response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s Tax Reform proposal, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement: “The nation’s mayors strongly oppose the House Republican tax proposal, released today, that fails to preserve the full deductibility of State and Local taxes, commonly known as SALT. More than forty-three [...]

By |2017-11-02T13:32:48+00:00November 2, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on ACA Open Enrollment

Washington, DC— Open Enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) kicks off today, despite politically motivated actions from Washington intended to suppress enrollment. Given the reach of city halls across the country, mayors are stepping into the breach to boost coverage and access to quality, affordable care at lower cost. The United States Conference [...]

By |2017-11-01T15:51:52+00:00November 1, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room|

America’s Preeminent Civil Rights Leaders Join Forces With Nation’s Mayors To Address Economic Inequities & Civil Rights Disparities

New York, New York – Yesterday, the United States Conference of Mayors, led by President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and Marc Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League, convened prominent civil rights leaders and a delegation of the nation’s mayors to discuss a national agenda to protect civil rights and ensure [...]

By |2017-10-27T14:11:59+00:00October 27, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on President Trump’s Announcement About Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC — In response to President Trump’s announcement today declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: “Declaring a public health emergency is a step in the right direction, so long as it brings immediate financial, personnel and equipment [...]

By |2017-10-26T17:08:59+00:00October 26, 2017|News, Press Room|

Cities and Counties Respond to UAS Integration Pilot Program

WASHINGTON — October 25, 2017 — The National League of Cities, National Association of Counties and U.S. Conference of Mayors today issued the following statement on President Trump’s directive to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to establish an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program: “We welcome today’s announcement to establish a UAS program in partnership [...]

By |2017-10-25T17:20:48+00:00October 25, 2017|News, Press Room, Transportation and Communications|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Calls for Senate to Preserve State and Local Tax Deduction in Budget Resolution

Washington, DC — The U.S. Conference of Mayors issued the following statement in response to a proposed amendment by Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), which would eliminate or restrict the deduction for state and local taxes (SALT): “The U.S. Conference of Mayors opposes the budget amendment offered by Senator Capito that seeks to limit or [...]

By |2017-10-19T10:53:48+00:00October 19, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Bipartisan Breakthrough in Senate Healthcare Talks

Washington, DC — In response to the announcement made today by Senator Lamar Alexander and Senator Patty Murray about a bipartisan deal to stabilize health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: “Today’s announcement that Chairman Alexander and Ranking Member [...]

By |2017-10-17T17:37:04+00:00October 17, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on President Trump Undermining ACA

Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s decision to undermine the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement: "The president’s executive order to eliminate the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections and to dismantle insurance rules is not about creating a free market.  It [...]

By |2017-10-12T14:54:23+00:00October 12, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to EPA’s Announcement to Repeal Clean Power Plan Rule

Washington, DC — U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement in response to the EPA’s announcement today to repeal the Clean Power Plan rule: “We are disappointed in the Administration’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan and would urge them to rethink their position. The [...]

By |2017-10-10T15:37:09+00:00October 10, 2017|Environment, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Sends Open Letter to Congress Urging Swift Passage of Bipartisan Dreamer Legislation

Washington, DC — Today, as many in Congress and around the nation express concern with the White House’s Sunday night proposal that would trade hard-line immigration policies for legislation to protect 800,000 young people who live in fear of being separated from the only home they know, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent an [...]

By |2017-10-10T10:27:39+00:00October 10, 2017|Immigration Reform, News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Senator Blumenthal and DACA Recipient Denisse Rojas Marquez, Call on DHS to Extend DACA Renewal Deadline, Congress to Pass Bipartisan Dream Act

Speakers highlighted bipartisan support for providing a permanent solution to Dreamers A recording of the press call is available here. Washington, DC—Yesterday, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) joined leaders of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Dreamer Denisse Rojas Marquez for a press call urging the Department of Homeland Security to extend the deadline to [...]

By |2017-10-04T14:37:02+00:00October 4, 2017|News, Press Room|

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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 31, 2017|News, Press Room|