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Nation’s Mayors Applaud House Committee Action to Renew Energy Block Grant Program

Key House Committee Bill Authorizes $3.5 Billion Annually Over 5 Years to Aid City, Local Area Climate Efforts Washington, D.C.—Today, the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce approved HR 2088, an important first step in the legislative process to renew and refund the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program, a top legislative

By |2019-07-25T15:08:08-04:00July 17, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President on Threat of ICE Raids

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President, Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills, (MI) on the threat of ICE raids this weekend: "There are reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will be moving forward with an operation targeting undocumented immigrants with court-ordered removals across major cities. “The U.S. Conference of Mayors

By |2019-07-25T15:08:57-04:00July 13, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on the Passing of Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S Conference of Mayors President, Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, on the passing of Brockton (MA) Mayor Bill Carpenter: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter.  A member of the United States Conference of Mayors since 1997, Mayor Carpenter served on our

By |2019-07-03T16:11:31-04:00July 3, 2019|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Trump Administration’s Decision to Drop Citizenship Question on Census

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from U.S Conference of Mayors President, Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, on the Trump Administration’s announcement that the 2020 Census will not include a question on citizenship: “The nation’s mayors were pleased to learn today that the 2020 Census will move forward on time and without the addition of

By |2019-07-02T21:13:46-04:00July 2, 2019|News, Press Room|

Rochester Hills, MI Mayor Bryan Barnett Becomes 77th President of the United States Conference of Mayors

Honolulu, HI—Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett became the 77th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in a gavel-passing ceremony today, accepting the honor from outgoing USCM President Mayor Steve Benjamin of Columbia (SC) at USCM’s 87th Annual Meeting in Honolulu. Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer was elected USCM Vice President, and Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley was elected

By |2019-07-01T19:34:37-04:00July 1, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Mayors Take Stand On Guns, Trade Deal, Immigration, Climate, Other Priority Issues

At U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting, Mayors Push Solutions for the Biggest Challenges Facing the Country Honolulu (HI) — This weekend in Honolulu, Hawaii, the United States Conference of Mayors gathered for its 87th Annual Meeting. After four days of conversation and idea sharing, the Annual Meeting culminates with debate and adoption of a

By |2019-07-01T17:14:11-04:00July 1, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Appoints Chicago Mayor As Chair Of Criminal & Social Justice Committee

Honolulu, HI – Today, during the 87th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot was appointed to serve as Chair of USCM’s Criminal and Social Justice Committee. Mayor Lightfoot was appointed by USCM President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin. “Mayor Lightfoot brings a wide range of experience to this position,” said

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Award $1 Million to Cities for Local Revitalization, Economic Development, Job Creation

Mayors and nonprofits in Albuquerque, N.M.; Atlanta; New Haven, Conn.; Romeoville, Ill., receive top honors in CommunityWINS program HONOLULU and SAN FRANCISCO – July 1, 2019 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced that Mayors Tim Keller of Albuquerque, N.M.; Keisha Bottoms of Atlanta; Toni Harp of New Haven, Conn.; and

By |2019-06-30T18:31:30-04:00June 30, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Mars Petcare and U.S. Conference of Mayors Announce 2019 better cities for pets™ Grant Recipients

Grants Awarded to Three Cities to Support Pet-Friendly Initiatives HONOLULU, June 28, 2019 – Today, BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™, a Mars Petcare program, in partnership with the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), announced its 2019 grant recipients: St. Petersburg, Fla., Dayton, Ohio, and Key West, Fla. with grants totaling $60,000. Each of the three cities will

By |2019-06-30T17:00:09-04:00June 30, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Plano & Aguadilla Deemed “Most Livable” Cities in America

U.S. Conference of Mayors Announces 2019 City Livability Award Winners at Annual Meeting in Honolulu | Saturday, June 29 Honolulu (HI) — Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere and Aguadilla (PR) Mayor Carlos Méndez Martínez have been awarded first place honors in the 2019 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 87th Annual Meeting

By |2019-06-30T14:05:59-04:00June 29, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

Los Angeles and Fayetteville Mayors Win Top Climate Awards

Annual Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards Announced at U.S. Conference of Mayors 87th Annual Meeting in Honolulu Honolulu, HI  – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Fayetteville, AR Mayor Lioneld Jordan won top honors in this year’s Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards.  The two mayors, joined by 10 other mayoral awardees, were honored today during the annual

By |2019-06-28T12:45:05-04:00June 28, 2019|87th Annual Meeting (Honolulu 2019), News, Press Room|

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 |2019-06-30T14:26:34-04:00June 27, 2019|Press Room|

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 |2019-06-24T21:35:42-04:00June 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 |2019-06-20T19:53:59-04:00June 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 |2019-06-19T17:15:55-04:00June 19, 2019|News, Press Room|

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 |2019-06-05T19:26:05-04:00June 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 |2019-05-21T16:01:18-04:00May 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 |2019-06-01T11:42:10-04:00May 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 |2019-05-16T18:10:44-04:00May 16, 2019|News, Press Room|