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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|

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|

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|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Supports the Mayor of San Juan in Addressing Puerto Rico’s Humanitarian Crisis

Washington, DC — The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the following statement in support of the Mayor of San Juan in addressing Puerto Rico’s humanitarian crisis: “Attacking our leaders on the ground during one of America’s greatest humanitarian crises is not leadership, and it's not going to help the 3.4 million Americans in Puerto Rico get [...]

By | 2017-09-30T20:50:51+00:00 September 30, 2017|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Leadership To Visit Volunteer Supply Center For Puerto Rico Relief In Miami, Tour Key West On First Day Officially Open For Tourists

WASHINGTON, DC – As U.S. cities begin to recover and rebuild after Hurricanes Irma and Maria, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Leadership will head to Miami and Key West this weekend to offer assistance and solidarity. USCM President Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans), Vice President Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia, S.C.), Second Vice President Mayor Bryan [...]

By | 2017-09-30T15:16:59+00:00 September 30, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Saturday: In Wake Of Hurricane Harvey, Nation’s Mayors Head To Houston To Offer Assistance And Solidarity As Cities Recover, Rebuild

U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership – Mayors Mitch Landrieu, Stephen Benjamin, Bryan Barnett and CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran – to Join Houston Mayor Sylvester to Survey Recovery Sites, Meet with Volunteers, Emergency and Recovery Officials WASHINGTON, DC – As the U.S. weathers one of the most active and severe hurricane seasons on record, [...]

By | 2017-09-30T12:25:55+00:00 September 29, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Responding to Charlottesville, U.S. Conference of Mayors and ADL Join on Action Plan to Combat Hate, Extremism & Discrimination

More than 200 mayors pledge to vigorously fight bigotry, work to build tolerance in their cities  ‘Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry’ calls for fully-resourced law enforcement and civil rights investigations of domestic terrorism and hate crimes New York, NY/Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and The [...]

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Leadership To Meet In New Orleans, Call For Stronger Partnership With Washington

Led by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Bipartisan Mayors to Craft Action Plans Around Infrastructure, Healthcare, Tax Reform and Public Safety Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Address Attendees  August 10 – August 12, 2017 Washington, DC—Over 50 of the nation’s leading mayors will convene in New Orleans from August 10 - August 12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency [...]

By | 2017-08-08T13:05:50+00:00 August 8, 2017|Media Advisories|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mayor Mitch Landrieu Leads Group of Bipartisan Mayors in Pushing Key Senators for Solutions on Healthcare, Tax Reform and Infrastructure

Mayors to Host Press Conference in the U.S. Capitol to Share Perspective on Major Issues of the Day; Urge Senate to Include Nation’s Mayors at the Table to Reach Real Solutions WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, August 2nd at 2:45pm, Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans will lead a bipartisan group of mayors representing The United States Conference of Mayors [...]

By | 2017-08-01T15:44:40+00:00 August 1, 2017|Media Advisories|

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|

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|

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|

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|

Mayors Undeterred by Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

Bipartisan Group Reinforces Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities on Conference Call Today Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today said they are undeterred by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and expressed their unwavering commitment to continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming [...]

By | 2017-06-02T16:40:51+00:00 June 2, 2017|Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

Mayors Strongly Oppose Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Vow Continued Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors strongly opposes President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and has vowed that the nation’s mayors will continue their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming. "The U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

Selected News Clips From USCM Meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

  On Tuesday, April 25th U.S. Conference of Mayors leadership met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss a range of public safety issues, including reducing violent crime, strengthening police-community relations, criminal justice reform, and Justice Department provisions in January 25 interior enforcement Executive Order. Meeting participants included:  USCM Vice President New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu, [...]

Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin Urges FCC to Respect Local Rights

When USCM Second Vice President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin isn’t fighting to save our tax-exempt municipal bonds, he is a leader on communications issues in his capacity as the Transportation and Communications Committee Vice Chair for Communications. On Tuesday, April 25, he met with fellow South Carolinian and friend, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, as [...]

By | 2017-04-26T16:44:17+00:00 April 26, 2017|Transportation and Communications, Updates|

Mayors, Chief Manger Discuss Immigration Issues with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

In an April 25 meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Conference Vice President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stressed that the first priority for mayors and police chiefs is keeping America safe. He commented that police-community relations is an important part of accomplishing this and that every day local police are working with federal [...]