Monthly Archives: December 2018

Broad Coalition of Local Government Organizations Applaud Passage of Water Infrastructure Improvement Act

  Coalition Members Include The United States Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, American Public Works Association, National Association of Regional Councils, National Association of Clean Water Agencies Washington, D.C. – A broad coalition of local government organizations applaud Congress for passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R. 7279),

By |2018-12-22T15:59:35-05:00December 22, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on President Trump Signing the First Step Act

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on President Trump signing the First Step Act: “America’s mayors are thankful for these long needed federal criminal justice reforms and for the bipartisan leadership of the Congress and the White House. The First Step Act is a

By |2018-12-21T16:19:35-05:00December 21, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Senate Passage of the First Step Act

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Senate passing The First Step Act: “America’s mayors believe that last night’s Senate passage of The First Step Act represents important progress on two fronts.  It is a win for public safety and a win for

By |2018-12-19T15:27:13-05:00December 19, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Trump Administration’s Decision to Ban Bump Stocks

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Trump Administration’s decision to ban bump stocks: “America’s mayors commend the Trump Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice for its decision announced today to remove bump stocks from our cities and our nation.  This is

By |2018-12-18T17:49:01-05:00December 18, 2018|News, Press Room|

EPA and Army Corps Release Waters of the United States Rule

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers Issued a Federal Register Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) addressing protective status of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The action is intended to clarify provisions in, and repeal, an Obama-era rulemaking that defined what water bodies would be covered by provisions in the Clean Water Act.

By |2018-12-17T15:33:35-05:00December 17, 2018|Environment|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Texas Federal Judge’s Ruling on Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act: “While the Affordable Care will remain intact for now despite U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling late Friday night, the nation’s mayors remain deeply

By |2018-12-17T14:53:55-05:00December 17, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill: “The nation’s mayors applaud the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill by both the House and Senate. Mayors across the country recognize the critical impact the Farm Bill has on

By |2018-12-13T11:19:41-05:00December 13, 2018|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors & NYU Launch the Mayors Leadership Institute on Smart Cities

Washington, DC—In the face of rapidly changing technologies that could potentially accelerate progress for American cities, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) in collaboration with the New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, has launched the Mayors Leadership Institute on Smart Cities (SCI). The goal of the Institute is to

By |2018-12-06T09:05:06-05:00December 6, 2018|News, Press Room|

Renewable Energy Transition – Measuring Progress

The Conference of Mayors adopted clean air policies in 2017 and 2018 to support cities transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy and success depends on developing enough renewable power production capacity and renewable energy generation. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that renewables provided 17% of electricity generation in 2016: 20% from nuclear and 63%

By |2018-12-03T12:23:20-05:00December 3, 2018|Energy|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the passing of President George H.W. Bush: “While we mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush, we celebrate and honor his extraordinary service to our country.  His longstanding commitment to the nation—including his military service in

By |2018-12-01T17:48:34-05:00December 1, 2018|News, Press Room|