Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas to Address Mayors on Thursday
Updated Guidance for Secretary Blinken Remarks Friday
Washington, D.C. – Today at 11:45 AM, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold a press conference during its 92nd Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C., where a bipartisan group of more than 300 mayors from across the country will convene to discuss the most pressing issues facing cities and the nation. The press conference, at the Capital Hilton in downtown Washington, will feature USCM President Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, First Vice President Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, Second Vice President Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, as well as numerous other mayors.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MEETING
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas will address the mayors on Thursday, January 18 during the plenary lunch, which begins at 12:45 pm. His remarks will be open press and livestreamed here. On Friday, January 19 at 7:45 am, Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Kristie Canegallo will join mayors for a discussion on current immigration issues. This session is open to press.
As previously announced, Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken will appear at the Winter Meeting on Friday, January 19. He will participate in a conversation with USCM President Mayor Hillary Schieve at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Please register here. Call time and access instructions will be provided to all registered media prior to the event.
At 3:25 pm today, Wednesday, January 17, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, Chair of USCM’s Task Force on Homelessness, will hold a press conference to raise awareness for the National Point-in-Time Count happening next week across the country. The press conference will directly follow a meeting with members of the USCM Homelessness Task Force as mayors across the country continue to establish a path forward on national policy and advocacy and harness their power across the nation to further collaborate on federal legislative, regulatory and budgetary action. The meeting will build on work done last November when Los Angeles hosted a national convening on homelessness with the U.S. Conference of Mayors that raised momentum on this issue by building on a national strategy to combat homelessness. The press conference will be held at the Capital Hilton in the New York room.
For planning purposes, a draft agenda can be found here. A list of pre-registered mayors can be found here. Members of the media are encouraged to register in advance here. All business/day-time sessions are open to the press unless otherwise indicated, and all evening events are closed to the press. On-site registration will be available with current press credentials.
- Reno (NV) Mayor Hillary Schieve, USCM President
- Columbus (OH) Mayor Andrew Ginther, USCM First Vice President
- Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor David Holt, USCM Second Vice President
- Mayors from across America
Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Capital Hilton | 1001 16th Street NW | Washington, D.C.
Room: Statler B