Monthly Archives: February 2020

On One-Year Anniversary of House Passage, Mayors Call for Senate to Vote Now on Background Check Legislation

As Another Tragedy Strikes an American City, U.S. Conference of Mayors Sends Letter to Senate Leadership Renewing a Call for Action WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, Milwaukee is reeling from a mass shooting tragedy, as yet another city is hit by the crisis of gun violence in America. It was one year ago today that

By |2020-02-27T10:37:19-05:00February 27, 2020|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Shooting in Milwaukee

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI), on today’s shooting in Milwaukee: “Today we add Milwaukee to the long and rapidly growing list of America’s cities that have recently experienced mass shootings.  Today Milwaukee loses at least six residents who leave countless family

By |2020-02-26T22:07:50-05:00February 26, 2020|News, Press Room|

STATEMENT: U.S. Conference of Mayors on Proposed Elimination of CDBG

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors, on the Administration’s proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) in its 2021 budget: “It is most unfortunate that the Administration has been ill-advised by HUD and OMB to eliminate the Community Development

By |2020-02-11T14:06:47-05:00February 11, 2020|News, Press Room|

In Bipartisan Letter, Mayors Support House Leaders’ Infrastructure Framework

WASHINGTON – The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), led by President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, MI, pledged support for a House leaders’ infrastructure framework and offered assistance to help move the legislation forward this year. One week ago, three key House committee chairs released a comprehensive package of infrastructure investments and reforms,

Mayors Discuss the Benefits of Micro Grids and Energy Storage Systems at the 88th USCM Winter Meeting

Public acceptance of and demand for renewable energy has made possible non-traditional energy generation and distribution models that further efficiency, diversity and carbon emission reduction preferences of the modern consumer. The hybrid model, for example, might be a mix of solar, wind and battery storage to guarantee reliable electric supply during intermittency periods. Energy Committee

By |2020-02-14T19:27:24-05:00February 3, 2020|Energy|