Tom Cochran

U.S. Conference of Mayors Sues U.S. Department of Justice

Asks Court to Reinstate Nationwide Injunction of Immigration-related Conditions on Byrne JAG Grants Chicago, IL – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) filed a complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on July 16, 2018.   “We took this action on behalf of our members because [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:48:22+00:00July 17, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership and CEO on President Trump’s Remarks in Helsinki

Washington, DC—Below is statement by the top officers of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM)--President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, Vice President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, Second Vice President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer; Chair of USCM’s International Affairs Committee Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley; and USCM’s CEO & Executive [...]

By |2018-07-17T12:01:23+00:00July 17, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Metro Regions Dominate U.S. Growth; But Future Labor Shortages Could Stymie Expansion

New Report Released by U.S. Conference of Mayors Shows Contribution of Metro Economies Hit Record Levels for Fourth Consecutive Year Boston, MA. – A new report released today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during its 86th Annual Meeting, shows that U.S. cities and their metro regions continue to dominate the nation’s economic growth, [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:13:01+00:00June 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the New Orleans Tricentennial

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), on the 300th Anniversary of the City of New Orleans: “Today, I’m proud to congratulate New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and incoming mayor LaToya Cantrell on the 300th anniversary of the City of New Orleans.  As [...]

By |2018-04-20T06:23:59+00:00April 20, 2018|News, Press Room|

The United States Conference of Mayors Files Suit To Block Trump Administration From Demanding Citizenship Info In 2020 Census

Bipartisan Organization Joins Coalition of 18 Attorneys General, 6 Cities in Suit Filed Today Citizenship Demand would Depress Turnout in States with Large Immigrant Populations – Threatening States’ Fair Representation in Congress and Electoral College, as well as Billions in Critical Federal Funds Washington, DC—Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM)– part of a [...]

By |2018-04-03T10:21:00+00:00April 3, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the Passing of U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of The U.S. Conference of Mayors, on the passing of United States Representative Louise Slaughter: “The United States Conference of Mayors mourns the loss of our arts champion – U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter. For more than 30 years, Congresswoman Slaughter led the effort [...]

By |2018-03-16T12:30:26+00:00March 16, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, Concerning the Impact on Cities of the Justice Department’s Lawsuit Against the State of California

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, concerning the impact on cities of the Justice Department’s lawsuit against the State of California: “The United States Conference of Mayors today stands firmly united with mayors across the State of California. The Attorney General’s decision [...]

By |2018-03-07T19:48:14+00:00March 7, 2018|News, Press Room|

Letter to the FCC Expressing Opposition to “Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order”

December 7, 2017 Mr. Ajit Pai Chairman, Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20510 Re: Restoring Internet Freedom Draft Order (WC Docket No. 17-108) Dear Chairman Pai, We are writing to you on behalf of the National League of Cities and The United States Conference of Mayors to express our opposition to the recently-released “Restoring [...]

As Tax Reform Hits Senate Floor, Bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Senate To Eliminate Dangerous Double Taxation Proposal, Preserve Health Care

Washington, DC— As the Senate nears a vote on the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today released a letter urging Congressional leaders to preserve the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction and the advance refunding of bonds; drop repeal of the ACA individual mandate; and provide more [...]

By |2017-11-30T11:01:58+00:00November 30, 2017|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on Threat to CDBG in Senate Border Security Bill

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the threat to Community Development Block Grant funds in the Senate Border Security Bill -- Building America’s Trust Act: “The nation’s mayors strongly oppose a provision in the Building America’s Trust Act introduced in the Senate Thursday which would withhold Community [...]

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+00:00June 26, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Press Room|

Los Angeles and Hattiesburg, MS Deemed “Most Liveable” Cities in America

  U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2017 City Livability Award Winners Miami Beach (FL) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Hattiesburg, MS Mayor Johnny DuPree have been awarded first place honors in the 2017 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 85th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach. The award recognizes mayoral [...]

By |2017-08-04T16:00:35+00:00June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, News, Press Room|

82 Percent Of Mayors Agree That Pets Positively Impact Their Communities

U.S. Conference Of Mayors Releases Results Of New Survey At 85th Annual Meeting Miami Beach, FL—Today, during its 85th Annual Meeting, the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) released the results of a new survey that asked mayors about the current landscape of pet-friendliness in their cities. Eighty-two percent of the mayors surveyed agreed that providing [...]

By |2017-06-23T14:47:51+00:00June 23, 2017|85th Annual Meeting|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on London Terror Attack

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the London terror attack: “The United States Conference of Mayors stands today united with Mayor Sadiq Khan of London and the people of London. “We send condolences to family and loved ones of those dead and injured. [...]

By |2018-02-27T12:59:19+00:00June 4, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, 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 [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Passage of House Healthcare Replacement Bill

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today expressed strong opposition to the American Health Care Act of 2017. In January, mayors came together in a bipartisan manner to put forward key principles and in a U.S. Conference of Mayors letter (Jan 25) to Congress that would help protect our nation's sickest people.  The amended legislation [...]

Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on Nationwide Injunction of Executive Order Sanctuary Cities Provisions

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on today’s ruling of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: The nation’s mayors applaud today’s decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California which granted San Francisco and Santa Clara [...]

Homeland Security Leadership, Mayors Seek Clarity On Immigration Issues

Concluding a nearly two-hour April 24 meeting with top immigration leadership from the Department of Homeland Security, Conference Vice President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu discussed the need to find consistency and clarity around key issues among DHS, the Justice Department, and the White House. On those issues, he summarized that the mayors and [...]

By |2017-04-25T13:39:09+00:00April 25, 2017|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Updates|

Mayors Send Letter to President Trump in Support of U.S. Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attack

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter today to President Donald J. Trump to express support for the recent air strikes on a Syrian airbase.  The letter was signed by USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor [...]

By |2017-04-08T16:28:19+00:00April 8, 2017|International Affairs, Press Room|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Issues Statement on Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order

  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement in response to the Administration’s Executive Order titled ‘Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth’: "The U.S. Conference of Mayors is a strong proponent of the need to address climate change and supports the Paris agreement, which [...]

By |2017-03-29T18:14:17+00:00March 29, 2017|Energy, Environment, Press Room|