Columbia (SC)

Mayors to Senators: Start Over and Work with Us to Craft an Effective Bipartisan Bill that Addresses Real People – Not Washington Politics

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Convened Mayors from Major Population Centers in OH, AZ, NV, ME, SC to Form Mayoral / Congressional Working Group Following Collapse of Healthcare Vote Democratic, Republican Mayors Argued for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and No Unfunded Mandates in Future Legislation [...]

By | 2017-07-19T18:36:32+00:00 July 18, 2017|Press Room|

Mayors to Senators: Start Over and Work With Us to Craft an Effective Bill that Addresses Actual Challenges – Not Washington Politics

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans, Convenes Mayors from Major Population Centers in OH, NV, ME, SC to Chart a Path Forward Following Collapse of Healthcare Vote Mayors Argue for No Medicaid Cuts, Increased Response to Opioid Epidemic and Less Strain on Local Budgets in Future Legislation Draft WASHINGTON, DC—Today, [...]

By | 2017-07-18T09:27:12+00:00 July 18, 2017|Media Advisories, News|

Bipartisan Mayors to Call on Congress to Save Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Ahead of Congressional Markup

Press Conference Call: Tuesday, July 11 at 1:00 PM ET WASHINGTON, DC—Today, Tuesday, July 11 at 1 pm ET, a bipartisan group of mayors representing the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will host a press conference call to call on Congress to reject a White House proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant Program [...]

By | 2017-07-13T10:07:16+00:00 July 10, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Media Advisories|

Landrieu Takes Helm of U.S. Conference of Mayors, Drawing Sharp Contrast Between Local, Results-Driven Leadership and Washington Dysfunction

Organization’s 75th President Calls for Progress over Partisanship; Tells Mayors ‘It’s Our Time’ MIAMI BEACH— New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was named the 75th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) in a gavel-passing ceremony today, accepting the honor from outgoing USCM President Mayor Mick Cornett of Oklahoma City and host-city Mayor Philip Levine of [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:18:40+00:00 June 26, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Press Room|

Incoming US Conference Of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, To Deliver Keynote Speech On National Leadership

Landrieu Will Draw Sharp Contrast Between Results and Vision Coming from Mayors and Paralysis and Dysfunction in Washington MIAMI BEACH—Tomorrow, the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ annual four-day gathering will culminate with the election of Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans as USCM’s president and delivery of a major keynote speech on the theme of leadership. [...]

By | 2017-06-27T11:16:57+00:00 June 25, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Media Advisories|

Mayors Say: Look To Cities For Inspired Leadership And Real Results In The Face Of Deep National Frustration With Washington

Incoming U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mitch Landrieu Joined Colleagues to Unveil “Leadership for America: Mayors’ Agenda for the Future” Bipartisan Mayors Make Push for Americans to Look to City Hall for National Leadership and Real Results in an Era of Dysfunction in Washington MIAMI BEACH— Incoming U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Mayor Mitch [...]

By | 2017-06-26T18:19:47+00:00 June 24, 2017|85th Annual Meeting, Press Room|

Mayors Undeterred by Paris Climate Accord Withdrawal

Bipartisan Group Reinforces Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities on Conference Call Today Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today said they are undeterred by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and expressed their unwavering commitment to continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming [...]

By | 2017-06-02T16:40:51+00:00 June 2, 2017|Energy, Environment, News, Press Room|

Mayors Strongly Oppose Withdrawal From Paris Climate Accord

Vow Continued Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions  Washington, D.C. – The United States Conference of Mayors strongly opposes President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord and has vowed that the nation’s mayors will continue their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming. "The U.S. Conference of Mayors [...]

Selected News Clips From USCM Meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

  On Tuesday, April 25th U.S. Conference of Mayors leadership met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss a range of public safety issues, including reducing violent crime, strengthening police-community relations, criminal justice reform, and Justice Department provisions in January 25 interior enforcement Executive Order. Meeting participants included:  USCM Vice President New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu, [...]

Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin Urges FCC to Respect Local Rights

When USCM Second Vice President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin isn’t fighting to save our tax-exempt municipal bonds, he is a leader on communications issues in his capacity as the Transportation and Communications Committee Vice Chair for Communications. On Tuesday, April 25, he met with fellow South Carolinian and friend, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, as [...]

By | 2017-04-26T16:44:17+00:00 April 26, 2017|Transportation and Communications, Updates|

Mayors, Chief Manger Discuss Immigration Issues with Attorney General Jeff Sessions

In an April 25 meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Conference Vice President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stressed that the first priority for mayors and police chiefs is keeping America safe. He commented that police-community relations is an important part of accomplishing this and that every day local police are working with federal [...]

Nation’s Mayors to Meet With Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. –  A delegation of the nation’s mayors will meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, April 25th at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to discuss a range of public safety issues, including reducing violent crime, strengthening police-community relations, criminal justice reform, and Justice Department provisions [...]

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate CDBG in FY ’18 Budget

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week  Washington, D.C. –  In the middle of Community Development Week (April 17-22), mayors and local leaders across the country today lifted their voices in support of the many accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and its ability to positively impact residents and transform communities. On [...]

By | 2017-04-26T11:28:36+00:00 April 19, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, News, Press Room|

Mayors Send Letter to President Trump in Support of U.S. Response to Syria’s Chemical Weapons Attack

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors sent a letter today to President Donald J. Trump to express support for the recent air strikes on a Syrian airbase.  The letter was signed by USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor [...]

By | 2017-04-08T16:28:19+00:00 April 8, 2017|International Affairs, Press Room|

Mayors, Police Chiefs Meet with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

The leadership of the United States Conference of Mayors, Major Cities Chiefs Association and Police Executive Research Forum met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on March 29 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the President’s January 25 interior enforcement Executive Order.  They requested the meeting shortly after the President signed the Executive Order. [...]

Nation’s Mayors Meet with Department of Homeland Security Kelly

  Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) leadership, including USCM President Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, USCM Vice President New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Second Vice President Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin, Latino Alliance Chair Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Immigration Reform Task Force Co-Chair Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, Criminal & Social Justice [...]

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Registers Strong Support for Refugees and Immigrants

Washington, D.C.  – The U.S. Conference of Mayors top officers issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s Executive Order issued late Friday halting the admission of refugees or other immigrants into the United States: “At our June 2016 annual meeting The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted policy recognizing our country’s “strong tradition [...]

The Nation’s Mayors Stress Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal

Washington, D.C. – The nation’s mayors today spoke out to stress the serious impact that losing healthcare coverage would have on millions of Americans. Following The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. last week where more than 300 mayors gathered, Conference of Mayors officers, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, New [...]

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

WASHINGTON, DC. — Today The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the winners of the 2017 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards during the organization’s 85th Winter Meeting in Washington, DC. The awards went to cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity. “America’s beverage companies understand they [...]

By | 2017-05-16T07:51:28+00:00 January 18, 2017|85th Winter Meeting, Children Health and Human Services|

More than 300 Mayors Slated to Attend the 85th Winter Meeting During Presidential Inauguration Week

Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Oklahoma City (OK) Mayor Mick Cornett, a record number of more than 300 of the nation’s mayors will convene in Washington, D.C. at the Capital Hilton Hotel to engage with Administration officials, Congressional members, and business leaders to ensure the economic health [...]

By | 2017-02-22T09:32:46+00:00 January 10, 2017|85th Winter Meeting, Media Advisories|