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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|

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|

Condon Testifies on the Importance of Funding and Flexibilty for the Clean Water Act

Testifying on behalf of the Conference of Mayors, Spokane Mayor David Condon spoke about the importance of Wastewater Infrastructure funding and regulatory flexibility and described Spokane's experience with complying with the Clean Water Act. Condon (center) testified on March 7, 2019 before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment and

By |2019-04-23T16:54:17-05:00April 23, 2019|Environment, Mayors Water Council|

Benjamin, Brainard, and Biskupski Tout Climate Actions, Want Renewed Funding for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) 

Conference President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski Conference President Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, joined by Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, discussed their local climate strategies before a key House Subcommittee yesterday afternoon, urging the panel Members and Congress broadly to invest

Mayors to Testify on How Cities Are Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

 Bipartisan Delegation to Participate in Congressional Hearing on Tuesday, April 2, 11:00 am ET Washington, D.C.—A bipartisan delegation of mayors holding key leadership positions with The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and Climate Change on Tuesday, April 1 at 10:00 a.m. ET in a

By |2019-04-02T07:21:35-05:00April 2, 2019|Media Advisories, News|

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|