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Letter to Senate Members on Healthcare Bill

Download letter: USCM-Letter on Health Care  July 20, 2017 Dear Senators, As the United States Senate takes its next steps in an effort to reform our nation’s healthcare system, The United States Conference of Mayors strongly encourages leadership and relevant members to form a bipartisan working group in partnership with the nation’s mayors to craft legislation [...]

By | 2017-07-21T12:38:49+00:00 July 21, 2017|Letters|

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|

Mayors to Senators: Start Over and Work With Us to Craft an Effective Bill that Addresses Actual Challenges – Not Washington Politics

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Convenes Mayors from Major Population Centers in OH, NV, ME, SC to Chart a Path Forward Following Collapse of Healthcare Vote Mayors Argue for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and Less Strain on Local Budgets in Future Legislation Draft WASHINGTON, DC—Today, [...]

By | 2017-07-18T09:27:12+00:00 July 18, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

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 [...]

Bipartisan Mayors to Call on Congress to Save Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Ahead of Congressional Markup

Press Conference Call: Tuesday, July 11 at 1:00 PM ET WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Tuesday, July 11 at 1 pm ET, a bipartisan group of mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host a press conference call to call on Congress to reject a White House proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant Program [...]

By | 2017-07-13T10:07:16+00:00 July 10, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Media Advisories|

Council on Metro Economies and the New American City Meets During 85th Annual Meeting

The Council on Metro Economies and the New American City convened at the 85th Annual Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach June 23 to hear from leading experts in the fields of economic development and inclusion. Council on Metro Economies and the New American City Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, chair of the Council, [...]

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|

New Leadership Elected to the United States Conference of Mayors

On Monday, June 26, Nominating Committee Chair Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie delivered the committee's recommendations during the Business Session of the 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. The committee's recommendations were unanimously adopted by the membership. The new top leadership is reflected as follows: President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Vice President Columbia, SC [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:43:27+00:00 June 29, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Updates|

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 WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 28 at 11 am ET, a bipartisan group of mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will discuss the impact the Senate’s healthcare bill will have on towns and [...]

By | 2017-06-27T18:07:44+00:00 June 27, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, Media Advisories|

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|

Inaugural Remarks of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, 75th President of The U.S. Conference of Mayors

Miami Beach, Florida June 26, 2017 ***Remarks as prepared for delivery*** Thank you and welcome. I am proud and honored to stand before you today as President of this prestigious and important organization. And I am here to say that American greatness is alive and well in cities and towns across the country - from [...]

By | 2017-06-29T13:34:34+00:00 June 26, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Speeches|

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|

Letter to House Members Opposing H.R. 3003

Download the letter: USCM Letter Opposing HR3003   June 26, 2017 Dear Representative: I write to register the strong opposition of the nation’s mayors to H.R. 3003, a partisan bill that seeks to punish so-called “sanctuary cities," which is expected to be considered by the full House this week. The U.S. Conference of Mayors represents [...]

By | 2017-06-30T12:02:30+00:00 June 26, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Letters|

Incoming US Conference Of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, To Deliver Keynote Speech On National Leadership

Landrieu Will Draw Sharp Contrast Between Results and Vision Coming from Mayors and Paralysis and Dysfunction in Washington MIAMI BEACH—Tomorrow, the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual four-day gathering will culminate with the election of Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans as USCM’s president and delivery of a major keynote speech on the theme of leadership. [...]

By | 2017-06-27T11:16:57+00:00 June 25, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories|

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|