ADVISORY: Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, to Discuss Economic Recovery with Nation’s Mayors

Washington, D.C.— On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Council on Metro Economies and the New American City will host Senator Sherrod Brown (OH), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, for a virtual discussion at 2:00 p.m. ET. Senator Brown will be joined by mayors from across the

By |2021-04-12T17:34:23-04:00April 12, 2021|Media Advisories|

READOUT: Bipartisan Mayors Meet with SBA Administrator Isabella Guzman, Discuss Shared Economic Vision

Washington, DC--Today, a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) held a virtual meeting with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Guzman. Prior to the meeting, the USCM signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum which outlined the Conference’s shared priorities with the SBA and reaffirmed the groups’ shared commitment to supporting small businesses

By |2021-04-08T19:19:05-04:00April 8, 2021|News, Press Room|

U.S. Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Actions to Reduce Gun Violence, Urge Further Action from Congress

Washington, D.C.— President Joe Biden today announced a comprehensive set of actions intended to curb the gun violence epidemic that has gripped our nation for decades. He called on Congress to act on several commonsense measures that will help to reduce gun violence without compromising gun owners’ rights. He announced executive actions that can be

By |2021-04-08T12:01:37-04:00April 8, 2021|News, Press Room|

READOUT: Nation’s Mayors Meet with White House Senior Advisor Gene Sperling to Discuss American Rescue Plan Implementation

Washington, DC—This afternoon, a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) met virtually with Gene Sperling, White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator and Senior Advisor to President Biden, and Jacob Leibenluft, Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to discuss the details of the $65.1 billion program that was

By |2021-04-07T18:41:48-04:00April 7, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Attack at U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the attack at the U.S. Capitol today: “America’s mayors are saddened and shocked that less than three months following the armed insurrection at the Capitol, tragedy has struck again as an individual trying to breach the Capitol grounds

By |2021-04-02T17:28:08-04:00April 2, 2021|News, Press Room|

READOUT: Nation’s Mayors Meet with Commerce Secretary Raimondo to Discuss Economic Issues

Washington, DC—Today, a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) met virtually with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo for a discussion on international affairs, economic development, the 2020 Census, the importance of small businesses, tourism, the value of commercial fishing and President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. Mayors shared how each of these

By |2021-04-01T16:25:11-04:00April 1, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors to Hold Virtual Discussion on Preventing and Responding to Anti-Asian Discrimination and Violence in Cities

Washington, D.C.— On Thursday, April 1st, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a virtual conversation at 1:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the increasing incidents of violence and hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in cities across the nation. The webinar will be led by Fremont Mayor Lily Mei who will be joined by Executive Director of Asian

By |2021-04-01T10:04:42-04:00April 1, 2021|Media Advisories|

America’s Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Economic Vision

Washington, D.C.— Today, President Joe Biden unveiled his new economic agenda to help America build back better following the COVID-19 pandemic during a speech in Pittsburgh. The plan calls for $2 trillion to be invested in the nation’s infrastructure, creating thousands of good-paying jobs and fighting climate change in the process. America’s mayors have long

By |2021-03-31T17:15:47-04:00March 31, 2021|News, Press Room|

American Jewish Committee, U.S. Conference of Mayors Campaign Against Antisemitism

New York and Washington, DC – American Jewish Committee (AJC) and The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced today that more than 525 mayors across the United States have joined their joint national effort to combat antisemitism. The two organizations, which have partnered on other projects, are calling on mayors across the country to sign

By |2021-03-30T09:53:30-04:00March 30, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Request COVID-19 Vaccines Be Distributed Directly to Cities to Improve Equitable Vaccination Efforts

Washington, D.C. – Today, 116 bipartisan mayors sent a letter to the Biden administration, urging it to provide COVID-19 vaccines directly to cities and fully utilize the Defense Production Act to sustain the production and stockpiling of virus testing, treatment, and vaccine supplies. The letter comes in response to the ongoing limited availability of vaccines nationwide

By |2021-03-29T11:47:47-04:00March 29, 2021|News, Press Room|

READOUT: American Mayors Convene with Administration Officials to Discuss Shared Immigration Priorities

Washington, DC—Yesterday, a bipartisan delegation of border mayors, representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), met virtually with officials from the U.S Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discuss critical issues facing mayors on and near the U.S. Mexico border. The meeting was led by San Diego Mayor

By |2021-03-19T11:31:31-04:00March 19, 2021|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Atlanta Shootings

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on the shootings in Atlanta: “The shootings last night, resulting in the deaths of eight people in and around Atlanta, remind us of the terrible toll that has resulted from the easy availability of guns in our country and

By |2021-03-17T14:50:07-04:00March 17, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud as President Biden Signs American Rescue Plan into Law, Thank Him for His Leadership

Washington, D.C. – President Joe Biden today signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law, which provides $360 billion in direct financial relief for state and local governments. Since COVID-19 first befell the nation, cities have been on the frontlines of this public health crisis. They have faced rising expenses to fight the virus,

By |2021-03-11T14:17:13-05:00March 11, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Passage of Background Check Legislation, Urge Swift Action in Senate

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act. These lifesaving bills close serious loopholes in the background check system by ensuring that background checks are completed before weapons are sold and that dangerous individuals who should not be in

By |2021-03-11T12:55:24-05:00March 11, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Praise Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which includes $360 billion in direct financial relief for state and local governments. For nearly a year, many cities have confronted enormous budget deficits as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, and today’s vote ensures local officials can keep

By |2021-03-10T14:33:23-05:00March 10, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Passage of the American Rescue Plan in Senate

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which includes $360 billion in direct financial relief for state and local governments. Since the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, cities have been confronting diminished revenues while taking expensive measures to keep their residents safe, facilitate COVID-19 testing and

By |2021-03-06T13:19:41-05:00March 6, 2021|News, Press Room|

With 83,000 More Jobs Cut, February Jobs Report Underscores Depth of Job Losses in State and Local Government

Employment at State, Local Level Nearly 1.4 Million Below Pre-Pandemic Level Washington, DC—February was yet another dire month in the labor market, particularly at the state and local government level. In its monthly employment survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a drop of 83,000 jobs in state and local government. With jobs in

By |2021-03-05T16:14:19-05:00March 5, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Urge Swift Senate Passage of American Rescue Plan

Washington, DC – Today the Senate introduced a modified version of President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, including critical funding for local governments. The Senate version of the bill preserves this important component of the plan, which American mayors have been calling for since last spring. To date, most American cities have been left behind

By |2021-03-04T18:09:52-05:00March 4, 2021|News, Press Room|
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