U.S. Conference of Mayors Joins Public & Private Sector Organizations to Call on House to Provide Flexibility, Allow State, Local Governments to Use ARPA Funds to Invest in Infrastructure

More than 30 Organizations Urge House to Pass Bipartisan H.R. 5735 Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors joined a coalition of more than 30 organizations, including the National Association of Counties and the United States Chamber of Commerce, by sending a letter to House leadership urging action on the bipartisan State, Local,

By |2021-12-06T19:45:30-05:00December 6, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Signing of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

U.S. Conference of Mayors Leaders Attend Bill Signing Event at White House Washington, D.C. – Today, with mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran in attendance, President Joe Biden signed into law the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The legislation has been a long-time priority

By |2021-11-15T16:24:39-05:00November 15, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Celebrate House Passage of Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, legislation that represents the largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness in nearly a century. The bill now heads to the president for his signature to become law. Applauding the House’s action, USCM President Dayton

By |2021-11-06T08:56:42-04:00November 6, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome Biden Framework to Build Back Better

Plan Includes Important Priorities of American Cities Washington, DC – Today President Joe Biden presented a revised framework to Congress for his Build Back Better plan, and the proposal includes major priorities of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). In response, USCM President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley released the following statement. “Mayors are grateful

By |2021-10-28T10:50:12-04:00October 28, 2021|News, Press Room|

FRIDAY: U.S. Mayors, National Urban League, and City Leaders to Call for Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

Washington, D.C.— On Friday, September 24 at 11:00 am ET, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the National Urban League (NUL) will host a virtual press conference calling on Congress to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill. USCM President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley will be joined on the call by National Urban League President Marc Morial,

By |2021-09-23T15:19:36-04:00September 23, 2021|Media Advisories|

Transportation and Communications Committee Advances Resolutions to Kick Off 89th Annual Meeting

On Tuesday, August 24th, the first virtual session of the United States Conference of Mayors' 89th Annual Meeting took place to consider and advance policy resolutions on issues important to American cities. Due to rising the rising COVID-19 threat in America, USCM leaders announced recently that the Annual Meeting would not be able to take

Mayors Applaud Senate Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Senate passed bipartisan legislation to invest in America’s infrastructure. The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) has made this legislation a top priority, with 374 bipartisan mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia recently signing onto a letter urging lawmakers to complete and pass the legislation.

By |2021-08-10T12:19:28-04:00August 10, 2021|News, Press Room|

Mayors Welcome Agreement on Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

Washington, DC – Today, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate reached agreement on legislation to invest in America’s infrastructure. This bipartisan package has been a top priority for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), with 374 bipartisan mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia recently signing onto a letter urging lawmakers to

By |2021-07-28T20:06:03-04:00July 28, 2021|News, Press Room|

369 Mayors from All 50 States Urge Congress to Pass Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, Stress Implementation Priorities

Washington, D.C. – Today, 369 mayors – including Republicans, Democrats and Independents from all 50 states and the District of Columbia – sent a letter to Congress urging them to take immediate action on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework announced by President Biden and a group of Republican and Democratic Senators on June 24th. In their letter,

By |2021-07-13T10:51:29-04:00July 13, 2021|News, Press Room|

New U.S. Conference of Mayors President Nan Whaley to Host Event in Columbus

Dayton Mayor Whaley Will Join Fellow Mayors and Discuss Policy Agenda for the Next Year, Including Push for Bipartisan Federal Infrastructure Package Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, July 13 at 12:45 pm ET, new U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley will host an event in Columbus, Ohio with fellow mayors. Mayor Whaley

By |2021-07-12T11:41:48-04:00July 9, 2021|Media Advisories|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley on the bipartisan infrastructure framework announced by President Biden today: “The nation’s mayors are grateful to President Biden and his Administration for their sustained commitment to making a once-in-a-lifetime investment in the nation’s infrastructure. We also commend the Senators

By |2021-06-24T18:34:07-04:00June 24, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors, Cities and Counties Send Joint Letter to House and Senate Leaders Opposing Clawback Proposals to Repurpose ARP Funds

WASHINGTON —The U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities and National Association of Counties sent a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Republican Leader McConnell, House Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy adamantly opposing any proposal that would repurpose urgently needed coronavirus relief funds for other activities. A copy of the letter was

By |2021-06-01T15:51:32-04:00June 1, 2021|News, Press Room|

America’s Mayors Applaud President Biden’s Economic Vision

Washington, D.C.— Today, President Joe Biden unveiled his new economic agenda to help America build back better following the COVID-19 pandemic during a speech in Pittsburgh. The plan calls for $2 trillion to be invested in the nation’s infrastructure, creating thousands of good-paying jobs and fighting climate change in the process. America’s mayors have long

By |2021-03-31T17:15:47-04:00March 31, 2021|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Selection of Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg as Next Transportation Secretary

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of former Mayor Pete Buttigieg to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the new administration: “The nation’s mayors applaud President-elect Joe

By |2020-12-15T19:38:13-05:00December 15, 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 Government Makes Record-High Investments in Public Water & Sewer Infrastructure

New Census Estimates Reveal Local Governments Invested a Record $125.5 Billion in Municipal Water and Sewer Infrastructure and Services in 2017 Washington, DC – Local government invested a record $125.5 billion in municipal water and sewer systems in 2017 according to the latest estimates released by the U.S. Census. The data demonstrates that local governments

By |2019-11-26T11:25:06-05:00November 26, 2019|Environment, Mayors Water Council, News, Press Room|

Chairman Peter DeFazio To Address Nation’s Mayors In Honolulu

Speech to Focus on Infrastructure Investment, Re-Authorization of Surface Transportation Bill June 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm HST Washington, D.C. – On Friday, June 28, Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will address the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Annual Meeting.  The Chairman will speak

By |2019-06-24T21:35:42-04:00June 21, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Spokane Mayor David Condon to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Nation’s Water Infrastructure

Washington, D.C.—Spokane (WA) Mayor David Condon will testify on behalf of the United States Conference of Mayors before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment on Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. ET during a hearing titled “The Clean Water State Revolving Fund: How Federal Infrastructure Investment Can Help Communities Modernize Water Infrastructure and

By |2019-03-07T14:04:55-05:00March 6, 2019|Media Advisories, News|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the State of the Union

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin in response to President Trump’s State of the Union: “The nation’s mayors agree with President Trump that passing an infrastructure bill is not an option, it is a necessity.  Given that cities are where 85 percent of Americans live,

By |2019-02-06T19:46:07-05:00February 6, 2019|News, Press Room|

President Trump Re-Opens Government with Mayors Present at White House

Nation’s Mayors Share Infrastructure Priorities with President Trump, Vice President Pence and Other Cabinet Officials During White House Meeting Washington, D.C. – At the conclusion of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Annual Winter Meeting on Friday, January 25, 2019, where mayors unanimously passed an emergency resolution calling on Congress and the President to

By |2019-01-29T10:01:25-05:00January 29, 2019|News, Press Room|
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