Monthly Archives: August 2018

U.S. Conference of Mayors Applauds Seventh Circuit Decision to Lift Stay and Stop Attorney General from Imposing “Sanctuary Cities” Conditions on its Members

Washington, DC— Mayors across the country applaud yesterday afternoon’s ruling by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that enables U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) members to receive Byrne JAG public safety grants without having to adhere to unconstitutional and illegal conditions imposed on that funding by the Attorney General. USCM recently sued in the U.S. [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:39:37+00:00August 30, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Senator John McCain’s Passing

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Senator John McCain’s passing: “I was watching a movie about superheroes with my young daughters this evening when I learned that America had lost a real life hero. I had the opportunity to explain to them in [...]

By |2018-08-25T22:11:15+00:00August 25, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the EPA’s Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the EPA’s proposed affordable clean energy rule: “We are extremely disappointed that the Environmental Protection Agency, through their proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule, has chosen to dramatically weaken our nation’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “With [...]

By |2018-08-21T14:07:12+00:00August 21, 2018|News, Press Room|

Conference of Mayors Obtains Preliminary Injunction Leading to 21-day Extension for Byrne JAG Award Recipients

In response to an overnight emergency motion filed by the United States Conference of Mayors’ lawyers in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, today the Attorney General consented to a 21-day extension, or until August 31, 2018, for all Byrne JAG award recipients to accept their awarded funds. The Attorney General previously said [...]

By |2018-08-10T16:31:20+00:00August 10, 2018|Criminal and Social Justice, Immigration Reform, Updates|

As Trump Administration Considers Reduction of Refugee Cap for 2019, Nation’s Mayors Push for Increase

Washington, DC—Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), led by USCM President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, sent a letter to President Trump urging him to increase, not decrease, refugee admission levels in 2019. The most recent policy adopted by USCM on this issue calls for [...]

By |2018-08-06T14:09:26+00:00August 6, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on FCC’s Actions Against Local Governments and Their Property Rights

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on the FCC’s actions yesterday against local governments and their property rights: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors strongly opposes actions by the Federal Communications Commission that will subordinate local governments and their property rights to the benefit of the nation’s communications [...]

By |2018-08-03T10:51:37+00:00August 3, 2018|News, Press Room|