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|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Shooting at Chabad of Poway Synagogue

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the shooting at Chabad of Poway synagogue: “Once again anti-Semitic hate has reared its ugly head in our country, this time just before a Passover service in Poway, California in which worshipers were killed and wounded. America’s

By |2019-04-27T23:24:06-05:00April 27, 2019|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Oppose Closing of Southern Border

 Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Trump Administration’s proposal to close the Southern border: "America’s mayors strongly oppose the President’s proposal to close the Southern border in response to the crisis

By |2019-04-01T18:39:06-05:00April 1, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Steve Benjamin on Immigration Crisis  

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, on the current immigration crisis: “Our nation is facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis along the Southern border, and it is spreading to cities across the nation.   While the crisis is most serious in El Paso, where federal and

By |2019-03-28T20:48:16-05:00March 28, 2019|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Oppose Department of Justice Support of ACA Repeal

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Steve Benjamin Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, on the Department of Justice’s decision to support a federal judge’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act should be overturned: “Yesterday’s decision by the Department of Justice to support a

By |2019-03-26T16:36:07-05:00March 26, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Passage of Background Check Legislation

Benjamin Serves as President of The United States Conference of Mayors Washington, DC—Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors President Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia (SC), on the passage of Background Check Legislation (HR 8 and HR 1112): “The House of Representatives took an historic and important step this week by passing

By |2019-02-28T16:46:38-05:00February 28, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by United States Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin in Support of El Paso Mayor Dee Margo

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin in support of El Paso (TX) Mayor Dee Margo: “Last night during his rally in El Paso, President Trump claimed that El Paso Mayor Dee Margo was ‘full of crap’ because he and other local officials have

By |2019-02-12T13:42:06-05:00February 12, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the State of the Union

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin in response to President Trump’s State of the Union: “The nation’s mayors agree with President Trump that passing an infrastructure bill is not an option, it is a necessity.  Given that cities are where 85 percent of Americans live,

By |2019-02-06T19:46:07-05:00February 6, 2019|News, Press Room|

President Trump Re-Opens Government with Mayors Present at White House

Nation’s Mayors Share Infrastructure Priorities with President Trump, Vice President Pence and Other Cabinet Officials During White House Meeting Washington, D.C. – At the conclusion of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Annual Winter Meeting on Friday, January 25, 2019, where mayors unanimously passed an emergency resolution calling on Congress and the President to

By |2019-01-29T10:01:25-05:00January 29, 2019|News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Urges Bipartisan Cooperation as Washington Works to Negotiate Budget Deal

Washington, D.C. – Below is a statement by United States Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin: “This morning, prior to the President’s announcement, the Executive Committee of the United States Conference of Mayors unanimously approved an emergency resolution calling on Congress and the President to pass legislation that would re-open the federal

By |2019-01-28T12:49:17-05:00January 25, 2019|87th Winter Meeting (2019), News, Press Room|

Six Cities Share $445,000 in Grants to Support Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

Partnership with Beverage Industry Invests $3.1 Million Overall in Programs that Encourage Healthy Weight and Healthy Lifestyles among Children WASHINGTON, D.C. —The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today announced the winners of the 2019 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards at the organization’s 87th Winter Meeting in the nation’s capital. The awards went to cities whose

By |2019-01-28T12:45:44-05:00January 24, 2019|87th Winter Meeting (2019), News, Press Room|

Mars Petcare And U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce 2019 Better Cities For Pets™ Grant Program

Grants to be Awarded to Cities In Support of Pet-Friendly Initiatives WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2019 – Today, Mars Petcare and its BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program, in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), issued a call for 2019 grant entries for cities demonstrating their commitment to becoming more pet-friendly. This announcement coincides with the 87th

By |2019-01-28T12:39:06-05:00January 23, 2019|87th Winter Meeting (2019), News, Press Room|

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Address Nation’s Mayors During The United States Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2 pm ET Capital Hilton Hotel | Washington, DC Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will address the nation’s mayors during the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 87th Annual Winter Meeting on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2 pm ET.  The Winter Meeting, which will be held at the

By |2019-01-24T12:42:33-05:00January 22, 2019|87th Winter Meeting (2019), Media Advisories, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Applaud Court Decision Blocking Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin and Chair of USCM’s Census Task Force Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh on today’s ruling blocking the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census: USCM President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin: “The nation’s mayors

By |2019-01-16T13:10:37-05:00January 15, 2019|News, Press Room|