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Statement by President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the Passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Washington, DC— New Orleans Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the passing of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee: “We are shocked and saddened by the heartbreaking news today that our good friend and colleague, Mayor Ed Lee, has passed away. It is a devastating loss [...]

By | 2017-12-12T12:26:44+00:00 December 12, 2017|News, Press Room|

Bipartisan US Conference of Mayors Praises Department of Veterans Affairs for Reinstating Vital Anti-Homelessness Funding

WASHINGTON – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and a Democrat, and Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles, Co-Chair of the USCM Task Force on Ending Veterans Homelessness and a Republican, today released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ decision to reinstate vital anti-homelessness [...]

By | 2017-12-07T19:27:40+00:00 December 7, 2017|News, Press Room|

Senator Durbin and Dreamer Jin Park Join with U.S. Conference of Mayors to Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act Before End of the Year

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call for Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) joined Jin Park, a Dreamer and Harvard molecular biology student, and a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) for a telephone press conference to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act before [...]

By | 2017-12-07T18:25:45+00:00 December 7, 2017|News, Press Room|

Senator Durbin Joins with U.S. Conference of Mayors to Urge Congress to Pass Dream Act Before End of the Year

Republican and Democratic Mayors Call for Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers  Press Conference Call on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm EST WASHINGTON, DC—Tomorrow, Thursday, December 7th at 12:15pm EST, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) will join a bipartisan group of mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) for a telephone press conference [...]

By | 2017-12-06T17:44:31+00:00 December 6, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement in Response to Senate Passing Tax Reform Bill

Washington, DC—In response to the Senate passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act today, U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement: “Today’s vote puts partisan politics first and real people last. This middle-class tax increase is Washington at its worst, which is why mayors of both parties [...]

By | 2017-12-02T03:53:44+00:00 December 2, 2017|News, Press Room|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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, 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|

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|