Monthly Archives: September 2018

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on FCC’s Order Subordinating Local Property Rights

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on today’s FCC final Order on removing barriers to small cell deployment: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors conveys its strongest opposition to today’s final Order issued by the Federal Communications Commission.  While The U.S. Conference of Mayors supports the nation’s [...]

By |2018-09-26T16:07:20+00:00September 26, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors to Meet in Columbia, SC

Ahead of Midterm Elections, U.S. Conference of Mayors Holds Fall Leadership Meeting to Craft Action Plan to Move Country Beyond Washington Gridlock  Press Conference: Friday, September 28 at 12 noon EDT Hilton Columbia Center Hotel  Washington, DC—Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, a bipartisan delegation of [...]

By |2018-09-26T16:12:50+00:00September 26, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Nation’s Mayors Support National Voter Registration Day

With Midterm Elections Just 6 Weeks Away, Cities Work to Ensure All Voices are Heard Washington, DC— Today, to mark National Voter Registration Day, mayors across the country are lending their support to promote voter registration opportunities for residents in their cities in advance of the November elections.  Mayors have committed to hosting events, making voter registration forms readily [...]

By |2018-09-25T10:30:53+00:00September 25, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Trump Administration’s Proposed Changes to Public Charge Rule

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the Public Charge rule and its impact on the country’s immigrant communities: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors in June unanimously adopted policy opposing the Trump administration’s proposal to penalize lower income immigrant [...]

By |2018-09-23T19:33:27+00:00September 23, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the passage of the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018: “We applaud the United States Senate for their 99-1 strong bipartisan vote approving the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 (OCRA) last night. “As President of the United [...]

By |2018-09-18T09:41:07+00:00September 18, 2018|News, Press Room|

As Climate Impacts Threaten Cities, Mayors Take Action

Cities Step in to Lead and Aggressively Fill Void Left by Federal Government   Survey: Mayors Leading the Way on Climate - 2018 SAN FRANCISCO—A survey released today by the United States Conference of Mayors and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) in San Francisco points to mayors as a key force behind [...]

By |2018-09-11T15:14:12+00:00September 11, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on FCC’s Order Proposing to Usurp Local Property Rights

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on recent FCC proposals diminishing local government ownership rights over local rights-of-way and other public property: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors strongly opposes recent proposals by the Federal Communications Commission to grant communications service providers subsidized access to local public property and to [...]

By |2018-09-10T18:39:46+00:00September 10, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Meeting with Treasury Secretary on Opportunity Zones

Washington, DC—Today, a bipartisan delegation of mayors, led by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, met with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to discuss the importance of timely and effective IRS guidance to implement the Opportunity Zone provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  The delegation included Rochester [...]

By |2018-09-06T14:14:11+00:00September 6, 2018|News, Press Room|