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U.S. Delegation of Mayors to Attend Global Parliament of Mayors in Durban, South Africa

Washington, DC – This weekend, from November 9th to 11th, a delegation of mayors from the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will join dozens of mayors representing cities from across the globe at the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) in Durban, South Africa. The annual summit will bring together city leaders and international experts to

By |2019-11-11T01:25:40-05:00November 9, 2019|News, Press Room|

Mayors, Police Chiefs Send Letter to Senate Leaders Urging Background Check Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Today, on behalf of the nation’s mayors and the police chiefs of major cities across America, the Presidents of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major Cities Chiefs Association sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) calling on them to consider needed legislation that

By |2019-10-28T10:23:13-05:00October 28, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors on Passing of Elijah Cummings

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett on the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings: “Today, America’s mayors mourn the passing of a great leader.  Elijah Cummings was a fighter for justice, for our cities, especially his beloved Baltimore and its residents, and for our

By |2019-10-17T16:16:21-05:00October 17, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Kansas City Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI) and President of the United States Conference of Mayors on the shooting in Kansas City (KS): “Another U.S. mayor joins the ranks of too many of his colleagues who will be comforting the victims, attending funerals of the murdered and helping his

By |2019-10-06T13:21:03-05:00October 6, 2019|News, Press Room|

New Report: U.S. Metro Areas Continue to Drive Nation’s Economic Growth, Post Fifth Consecutive Year of Increase

For 18th year, U.S. Conference of Mayors releases annual report, forecasts growth of cities and metro regions   Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released its 18th annual report and forecast on U.S. Metro Economies, showing that cities and metro regions continue to be the engines of U.S. economic growth. In 2018,

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Court Decision Striking Down DOJ Immigration Conditions for Public Safety Grants

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) on the decision by the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois to strike down the Department of Justice’s immigration conditions for public safety grants: “Yesterday the U.S. District Court in the Northern

By |2019-09-28T17:34:20-05:00September 28, 2019|News, Press Room|

Mayors & Police Chiefs to Hold Press Conference in U.S. Capitol Urging Action on Gun Safety Legislation

Follows Meeting with White House Officials and Letter Signed by Almost 300 Mayors – Republicans and Democrats – Calling for Senate to Address Gun Violence WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY at 4:30 p.m. EDT, a bipartisan group of mayors, including the mayors of Dayton, Ohio, Pittsburgh, PA and Parkland, FL, and police chiefs will hold a

By |2019-09-09T06:11:59-05:00September 9, 2019|Media Advisories, News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on West Texas Mass Shooting  

Washington, DC — Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI), on today’s mass shooting in West Texas: “Once again, America’s mayors are shocked and saddened by a mass shooting; this one in the Odessa-Midland, Texas area: Five people killed more than 20 wounded, including several

By |2019-08-31T21:23:45-05:00August 31, 2019|News, Press Room|

Mayors Meet in Reno, NV to Discuss Impact of Cultural Resources on Cities

Press Conference on Tuesday, August 27 at 11:30 am PDT Washington, DC—Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, mayors from across the country will convene in Reno, NV from August 27 – 28 to discuss issues related to tourism, arts, and other activities that create

By |2019-08-27T10:11:31-05:00August 27, 2019|Media Advisories, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Oppose Proposed Plan to Reduce Access to Nutrition Benefits

USDA’s Plan Puts 500,000 Children at Risk of Losing Free School Lunches Washington, D.C. – Today, on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), mayors from the across country sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opposing the proposed revision of “broad based categorical eligibility” for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),

By |2019-08-21T09:28:57-05:00August 21, 2019|News, Press Room|

Over 250 Mayors Demand Action on Gun Violence

Last week, in the wake of the horrific attacks in El Paso and Dayton, more than 250 mayors – Republican and Democratic, from cities large and small, rural, urban and suburban – joined their colleagues in a letter urging immediate Senate action to address gun violence. The United State Conference of Mayors (USCM) has long

United States Conference of Mayors Joins Nationwide Coalition to Intervene in Census Challenge

United States Conference of Mayors to Intervene as Defendant in Alabama Census Case to Ensure Electoral College Count Is Not Distorted Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today joined a 26-member coalition from around the country — including 15 states, the District of Columbia, three counties, and six cities — in opposing the

By |2019-08-12T14:44:37-05:00August 12, 2019|News, Press Room|

Following Bipartisan Call To Action, Dayton & El Paso Mayors, USCM Leadership To Hold Media Call On Gun Violence Epidemic

More than 200 Mayors – Republican and Democratic – Send Letter Calling for Senate to Return and Consider Bipartisan Gun Safety Legislation  WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY at 3:30 p.m. EST, a bipartisan group of mayors, including the mayors of Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, will hold a telephone news conference following release of a

By |2019-08-08T12:14:15-05:00August 8, 2019|Media Advisories, News|

El Paso, Dayton, 214 Bipartisan Mayors Urge Senate To Address Gun Violence Epidemic

Washington, D.C. – Today, 214 bipartisan mayors from across the country sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), urging them to immediately call the Senate back to Washington to take action on bipartisan gun safety legislation. The letter is signed by Republican and Democratic mayors, including Mayor

By |2019-08-08T07:18:38-05:00August 8, 2019|Criminal and Social Justice, Letters, News, Press Room|

Statement: U.S. Conference of Mayors Responds to Dayton Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI), on the shooting in Dayton: “Another mass shooting in a great American city is more than we can fathom. Thirteen hours of bloodshed. Twenty-nine innocent people killed—20 yesterday in El Paso, nine early today in Dayton. More

By |2019-08-04T10:44:24-05:00August 4, 2019|News, Press Room|

At First-Ever Mayors National Youth Summit, Young Leaders and U.S. Mayors Sign Youth Engagement Compact

Los Angeles, CA – This week, the U.S Conference of Mayors (USCM) along with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted the inaugural Mayors National Youth Summit. Under the leadership of USCM President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, (MI), the Summit brought together more than 100 young people and youth activists – ages 16 to 22 – representing

By |2019-07-27T13:21:03-05:00July 27, 2019|News, Press Room|

Mayors and Youth Leaders Gather in Los Angeles for First-Ever Summit

Tomorrow, mayors from across the country accompanied by young leaders from their communities will convene in Los Angeles for the first-ever Mayors National Youth Summit. Now more than ever, our current political and social climate make it clear that decisions made today will have serious implications on the next generation as they take up the

By |2019-07-25T19:02:07-05:00July 25, 2019|Updates, Youth Involvement|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Committee Action to Renew Energy Block Grant Program

Key House Committee Bill Authorizes $3.5 Billion Annually Over 5 Years to Aid City, Local Area Climate Efforts Washington, D.C.—Today, the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved HR 2088, an important first step in the legislative process to renew and refund the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, a top legislative

By |2019-07-25T15:08:08-05:00July 17, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President on Threat of ICE Raids

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, (MI) on the threat of ICE raids this weekend: "There are reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be moving forward with an operation targeting undocumented immigrants with court-ordered removals across major cities. “The U.S. Conference of Mayors

By |2019-07-25T15:08:57-05:00July 13, 2019|News, Press Room|