Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Supreme Court’s Ruling on Census Citizenship Question

Washington, DC—The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census: Mayor Steve Benjamin (Columbia SC), U.S. Conference of Mayors President “The nation’s mayors are greatly encouraged by the Supreme Court’s decision today to block the citizenship question from

By |2019-06-30T14:26:34-05:00June 27, 2019|Press Room|

Resolutions Preview: Mayors Consider Issues Related to Trade and Immigration

Across the country, mayors tackle the greatest challenges facing our nation every day. At the United States Conference of Mayors’ 87th Annual Meeting this week in Honolulu, they’ll meet to discuss those challenges, including trade and the continued crisis at the border. Mayors will debate key resolutions related to our country’s relationships with our neighbors,

Resolutions Preview: Mayors Support a Healthier Future for All Americans

Every year at the United States Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, mayors from across the country come together to discuss resolutions that the nation's mayors believe will help guide our progress over the coming year. We focus on a wide variety of topics and over the next two weeks leading up to our meeting, we

Chairman Peter DeFazio To Address Nation’s Mayors In Honolulu

Speech to Focus on Infrastructure Investment, Re-Authorization of Surface Transportation Bill June 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm HST Washington, D.C. – On Friday, June 28, Congressman Peter DeFazio (OR-04), Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, will address the nation’s mayors during the U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Annual Meeting.  The Chairman will speak

By |2019-06-24T21:35:42-05:00June 21, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors President on Death of Sacramento Police Officer

Washington, D.C. – Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, on the death of Sacramento (CA) Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan: “Mayors across the country mourn the tragic death of Sacramento Police Officer Tara O’Sullivan. The death of a police officer while on the job is one of the

By |2019-06-20T19:53:59-05:00June 20, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors on Senate Panel’s Emergency Border Funding

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Emergency Border Funding package: “America’s mayors applaud the Senate Appropriations Committee’s inclusion of $30 million to reimburse local governments and non-governmental organizations for the care of homeless migrants in the border supplemental measure it reported out

By |2019-06-19T17:15:55-05:00June 19, 2019|News, Press Room|

Resolved: Mayors to Speak Out on the Big Issues of the Day

The United States Conference of Mayors will soon gather for its Annual Meeting next week. Every summer, mayors from cities large and small come together to talk about their approaches to some of the most important challenges facing communities across the country. It’s an opportunity to share ideas and propose solutions, but also to help

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Host Annual Meeting in Honolulu

Immigration, Trade, Affordable Housing, Census, Jobs, Climate Top Agenda June 28 – July 1, 2019 Washington, D.C. – For the first time since 1963, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will hold its Annual Meeting in Honolulu (HI).  Under the leadership of USCM President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and host Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, more than 200

By |2019-06-13T15:16:47-05:00June 13, 2019|Media Advisories, News|

North American Mayors Come Together to Tackle Shared Challenges

Mayors from across the United States and Canada are joining their colleagues in Mexico this weekend for a first of its kind summit of North American Mayors. More than 100 mayors from all three nations have come together to address the shared challenges that come with running cities in an increasingly global environment. Adding to

Mayors from United States, Mexico, and Canada to Gather for First North American Mayors Summit

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Address Mayors During Meeting June 7 – 8, 2019 in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico Washington, DC— On June 7, more than 100 mayors from the United States, Mexico and Canada will gather for the first-ever North American Mayors Summit to exchange ideas and discuss common issues affecting their

By |2019-06-07T16:02:52-05:00June 7, 2019|Media Advisories, News|

Piscataway (NJ) Mayor Brian Wahler Touts Energy Block Grant Renewal at House Infrastructure Hearing

Energy and Commerce Committee Poised to Act on Its Parts of an Infrastructure Package Left to Right: Mayor Brian Wahler,Piscataway Township (NJ);Representative Frank Pallone (NJ- District 6), Chair, House Energy and Commerce Committee. Amid mixed signals on the fate of an agreement between the White House and Congress on an infrastructure plan the

By |2019-06-06T12:22:51-05:00June 6, 2019|Energy, Updates|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on House Passage of the DREAM Act

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, on House passage the latest version of the DREAM Act: “America’s Mayors commend the House for its bipartisan passage of the DREAM Act yesterday.  This important legislation will enable Dreamers – people who have lived in America since they

By |2019-06-05T19:26:05-05:00June 5, 2019|News, Press Room|

Border Mayors Urge Congress to Fund Humanitarian Efforts in Cities

Washington, DC—Today, 22 bipartisan mayors, representing cities on or near the southern border sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging support for funding and resources to help their communities address the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. In the letter, Mayors asked that a portion of the supplemental funds to the disaster relief bill currently being discussed be

By |2019-05-21T16:01:18-05:00May 21, 2019|News, Press Room|

U.S. Delegation of Mayors to Visit Poland

U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership Mission Includes Meetings with Local and State Officials May 21 – May 28, 2019 Washington, DC—Under the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, a delegation of mayors including USCM Vice President Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, USCM 2nd Vice President Louisville

By |2019-06-01T11:42:10-05:00May 21, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Trump Administration’s Immigration Plan

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Trump Administration’s immigration proposal: “The nation’s mayors have long called on Congress and the Administration to fix our broken immigration system. While we are pleased the President is offering a plan and starting a discussion, we have

By |2019-05-16T18:10:44-05:00May 16, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement: U.S. Conference of Mayors President on Shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on yesterday’s shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch: “Once again students have been attacked in their school.  This time it occurred in Highlands Ranch, CO, just eight miles from Columbine High School.  One student died after trying to stop

By |2019-05-08T09:34:26-05:00May 8, 2019|News, Press Room|