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Ohio Mayors Alliance Outlines Adverse Impacts of Federal Tax Overhaul on Ohio Cities and Taxpayers

The Ohio Alliance of Mayors, in conjunction with the United States Conference of Mayors, held a press conference Friday, November 17 in Columbus, OH to oppose the repeal of State and local tax deductibility (SALT) in the House and Senate tax reform bills. Speaking to Ohio reporters, the bi-partisan group of mayors were led by [...]

Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Criticizes House for Passing ‘Dangerous’ Tax Reform Bill; Calls on Senate to End the ‘Assault on Cities’

WASHINGTON – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), today released the following statement on behalf of Democratic, Republican and Independent mayors demanding the Senate make improvements to the House tax reform bill: “The bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors made it clear that we will not ever support [...]

By | 2017-11-16T17:27:34+00:00 November 16, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Demands the House Vote “No” on Tax Bill that Hurts Taxpayers and Cities, Urges Members to Work with Mayors on New Plan  

WASHINGTON – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today released the following statement on behalf of Democratic, Republican and Independent Mayors demanding Congress start over on tax reform and work with mayors on a new bill: U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu “The United States Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-11-15T16:34:44+00:00 November 15, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the Senate Tax Reform Bill

Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement in response to the Senate Tax Reform Bill: "The nation's mayors strongly oppose the Senate's proposal to eliminate the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction in their tax reform bill. The Senate repeal of SALT violates [...]

By | 2017-11-10T10:25:41+00:00 November 10, 2017|News, Press Room|

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+00:00 November 2, 2017|News, Press Room|

Mayors Eric Garcetti & Mitch Landrieu Participate in Axios Discussion on Leading a City-Driven National Infrastructure Plan

Mayors Join Forum to Discuss How Local Leaders are Using Infrastructure Innovation to Drive Cities into the Future Los Angeles, CA — On Friday, November 3, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will be joined by policy experts to discuss infrastructure innovation in [...]

By | 2017-11-02T12:54:46+00:00 November 2, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

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+00:00 November 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 25, 2017|News, Press Room, Transportation and Communications|

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

Mayors, Civil Rights Groups Tackle Voting Rights, Economic Anxiety Across Community Lines NEW YORK – NEW YORK – Today, too many American families are unable to reach their full potential and are losing faith because of the country’s divisive political climate and the inability of the federal government to advance smart policy solutions. Where Washington [...]

By | 2017-10-23T17:07:25+00:00 October 23, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 17, 2017|Children Health and Human Services, News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors from Suburban Areas to Provide Snapshot of Damaging Impact of Salt Tax Repeal

Republican and Democratic Mayors United Firmly Against SALT Elimination’s Extreme Hit to Household Budgets; Will Call on Congress to Stand Against Double Taxation Press Conference Call Monday, October 16 at 12:00 pm ET Washington, DC— A bipartisan group from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host a press conference call on Monday, October 16 [...]

By | 2017-10-13T16:20:43+00:00 October 13, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 4, 2017|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

PRESS CALL: TODAY at 4 pm ET Washington, DC—TODAY, October 3, 2017 at 4 pm ET, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and leaders of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will join Dreamer Denisse Rojas Marquez for a press call urging the Department of Homeland Security to extend the deadline to allow DACA recipients to renew [...]

By | 2017-10-03T16:09:09+00:00 October 3, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

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|