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U.S. Conference of Mayors, Verizon to Host Roundtable Series with Mayors and CEOs

A National Discussion on Achieving an American Breakthrough: Mayors and CEOs in Conversation on Equity, Recovery and Growth Washington, D.C. & Basking Ridge, NJ — On Thursday, October 1st at 2:00 pm ET, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Verizon will kick off a virtual roundtable series entitled “A National Discussion on Achieving an

By |2020-10-01T10:12:13-04:00October 1, 2020|Media Advisories, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins New Coalition of Public and Private Sector Leaders Calling on Congress to Act on COVID Relief Before Election

The COVID Relief NOW Coalition calls for “No Recess Without Relief” imploring Congress to find bipartisan solution to move COVID stimulus package Washington, D.C. – Today, The U.S. Conference of Mayors joined COVID RELIEF NOW, a new coalition of nearly 200 major public and private sector groups across the U.S., calling for “No Recess without Relief” and

By |2020-09-30T14:52:44-04:00September 30, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Mayors Applaud House COVID-19 Package and Call for Return to Bipartisan Negotiations

Washington, DC – Following the introduction of new COVID-19 legislation in the House of Representatives, which allocates $179 billion for direct fiscal assistance to local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran released the following statement in support: “The House Leadership has once again

By |2020-09-28T20:34:55-04:00September 28, 2020|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan Mayors Urge Congress, Administration To Deliver Relief for Cities Still Reeling from Pandemic

Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is again urging congressional and administration leaders to return to the negotiating table and pass a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package that includes emergency fiscal assistance to cities of all sizes.  American cities continue to face devastating budget shortfalls as a direct result of the pandemic and

By |2020-09-25T13:02:34-04:00September 25, 2020|News, Press Room|

Former Vice President Joe Biden to Address Nation’s Mayors

Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, September 26th, Former Vice President Joe Biden will address the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) Fall Leadership Meeting. Vice President Biden will speak at 2:45 pm ET. The Meeting, which is being held virtually from September 24-26, brings together the Conference’s top leaders to discuss the state

By |2020-09-24T19:05:38-04:00September 24, 2020|Media Advisories, News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on DOJ Announcement Regarding New York City, Portland and Seattle

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the Department of Justice’s announcement regarding New York City, Portland and Seattle: “America’s mayors are dismayed that the Administration is continuing its misguided and unconstitutional attack on the nation’s cities and is continuing to divide, not unite, the

By |2020-09-21T19:23:34-04:00September 21, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement by Mayor Greg Fischer on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “I am deeply saddened by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a brilliant jurist, a trailblazer and indomitable fighter for women’s rights and human rights. Let us

By |2020-09-19T11:40:42-04:00September 19, 2020|News, Press Room|

To Drive Post-COVID Economic Recovery, Mayors Prioritize Infrastructure and Technology Investments, Study Finds

Study Shows Plans for Recovery Must Overcome Near Universal Budget Shortfalls Resulting from Pandemic WASHINGTON, DC– While a majority of U.S. mayors (94%) agree that their city’s economic recovery depends on containing and preventing community spread of the COVID-19 virus, investing in infrastructure to generate jobs and economic growth is the top immediate (69%) and

By |2020-09-16T09:01:48-04:00September 16, 2020|News, Press Room|

Local Officials Applaud EPA for Revised Affordability Guidance

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment for the Clean Water Act, which will help communities plan for water infrastructure improvements. Due to concerns about unfunded mandates on local governments, Congress directed the EPA to revise its 1997 Financial Capability Assessment Guidance, which is used to

By |2020-09-16T13:24:39-04:00September 15, 2020|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Urge Congress and Administration to Keep Working on Urgently Needed COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Washington, DC – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) is urging congressional and administration leaders to return to the negotiating table and pass a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package. American cities continue to face devastating budget shortfalls as a direct result of the pandemic. Today USCM President Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, USCM Vice President Dayton (OH)

By |2020-09-14T10:30:42-04:00September 14, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Mayors to Senate: Vote No On Any COVID-19 Bill That Does Not Include Direct Fiscal Assistance For All Cities

Washington, DC –Below is a statement from Tom Cochran, CEO & Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors urges the Senate to vote no on any proposal that does not include direct fiscal assistance to the Nation’s local governments, which are on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic and

By |2020-09-10T12:45:21-04:00September 10, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on President Trump’s Threat to Cut Federal Funds for Cities

Washington, DC –Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President Trump’s threat to cut federal funding for cities: “President Trump may believe this is an attack on mayors, but it is actually an attack on the millions of hard-working, tax-paying citizens who live in American cities.

By |2020-09-03T12:40:41-04:00September 3, 2020|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins Fight Against Trump Administration’s Attempts to Reduce Census Efforts

Coalition Argues Reduction in Time for Census Self-Response and Door-to-Door Follow-Up Will Lead to Substantial Undercount Washington, DC—The United States Conference of Mayors today has joined a large coalition of attorneys general, cities, counties, and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors in taking legal action against the Trump Administration’s impairment of the 2020 Decennial Census.

By |2020-09-01T10:21:56-04:00September 1, 2020|News, Press Room|

At RNC Event, Republican Mayors Talk About Need for Direct Federal Assistance to Cities in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Washington, DC – Yesterday the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) took part in a virtual event on the opening day of the Republican National Convention. The gathering of mayors was focused on bipartisan solutions found in the newly released The Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough, and it follows a parallel event that took place

By |2020-08-25T10:37:45-04:00August 25, 2020|News, Press Room|

Mayors Urge Congress to Act on U.S. Postal Service to Protect Integrity of Election

170 Bipartisan Mayors Sign Letter to Top Congressional Leaders; Support for Mail-in Balloting is Official USCM Policy Washington, DC – Today America’s mayors are raising alarm with congressional leaders about U.S. postal operations and calling for action to protect people’s ability to cast a vote by mail this fall. Recent policy changes at the postal

By |2020-08-22T09:44:01-04:00August 22, 2020|News, Press Room|

MONDAY at the Republican National Convention: America’s Mayors Continue Discussion of Bold Solutions with Event Focused on Mayors’ 2020 Vision

The Bipartisan Official Policy of the USCM Was Recently Revised to Focus on Today’s Biggest Issues, Event Follows Launch of Agenda at DNC Last Week Washington, DC – This past week, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) participated in a virtual event at the Democratic National Convention to launch the newly-updated The Mayors’ 2020 Vision:

By |2020-08-21T11:52:15-04:00August 21, 2020|Media Advisories|

National Economic Recession Shatters Local Ability to Invest in Utility Infrastructure

What Happened: The United States Conference of Mayors just released research findings indicating the Great Recession (December 2007-June 2009) caused municipal water and sewer utilities to pare budgets, shift resources to continue service for public health protection, and ultimately stifle up to $105 billion in utility infrastructure investment over more than a decade. Utilities

By |2020-08-21T16:41:37-04:00August 20, 2020|Mayors Water Council|

Mayors’ 2020 Vision: On Latest Episode of “An American Breakthrough,” Mayors Talk About New Policy Agenda from USCM

Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the second episode of the new podcast, “An American Breakthrough.” The new episode, hosted by USCM President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer, features West Sacramento (CA) Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Phoenix (AZ) Mayor Kate Gallego and Topeka (KS) Mayor Michelle De La Isla.

By |2020-08-18T15:37:32-04:00August 18, 2020|News, Press Room|

An American Breakthrough: Remarks of USCM President and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Release of The Mayors’ 2020 Vision

Washington, DC – Today the United States Conference of Mayors (UCSM) released its Mayors’ 2020 Vision: An American Breakthrough, a newly updated comprehensive plan to solve the country’s biggest challenges. This bipartisan agenda, which tackles 10 policy priorities, was released at a virtual event at the Democratic National Convention on Monday. The USCM has long

By |2020-08-17T16:27:41-04:00August 17, 2020|News|
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