Columbia (SC)

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the EPA’s Proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the EPA’s proposed affordable clean energy rule: “We are extremely disappointed that the Environmental Protection Agency, through their proposed Affordable Clean Energy Rule, has chosen to dramatically weaken our nation’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “With [...]

By |2018-08-21T14:07:12+00:00August 21, 2018|News, Press Room|

As Trump Administration Considers Reduction of Refugee Cap for 2019, Nation’s Mayors Push for Increase

Washington, DC—Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), led by USCM President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, sent a letter to President Trump urging him to increase, not decrease, refugee admission levels in 2019. The most recent policy adopted by USCM on this issue calls for [...]

By |2018-08-06T14:09:26+00:00August 6, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Federal Government’s Efforts to Reunify Separated Families

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the federal government’s efforts to reunify separated families: “While America's mayors are pleased that federal authorities reported last night that they have reunited more than 1,800 children separated from their parents at the border, we remain deeply [...]

By |2018-07-27T10:04:51+00:00July 27, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors Leadership and CEO on President Trump’s Remarks in Helsinki

Washington, DC—Below is statement by the top officers of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM)--President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, Vice President and Rochester Hills (MI) Mayor Bryan Barnett, Second Vice President and Louisville (KY) Mayor Greg Fischer; Chair of USCM’s International Affairs Committee Dayton (OH) Mayor Nan Whaley; and USCM’s CEO & Executive [...]

By |2018-07-17T12:01:23+00:00July 17, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President & Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin On Federal Government Failing to Meet Deadline to Reunify Separated Families

WASHINGTON, DC — Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the federal government failing to meet a court-imposed deadline to reunify separated families: “As America’s mayors, leaders and parents, we are disappointed by the news that federal authorities are unable to comply with a June 26 [...]

By |2018-07-10T19:41:28+00:00July 10, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Tell Washington: Reunite Families Now & Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Bipartisan Group of 140 Mayors Send Letter to Administration & Congress; Demand Immediate Action & Transparency WASHINGTON, DC — Today, 140 bipartisan mayors from 35 states and the District of Columbia led by United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin issued a letter to the Trump Administration and Congress calling for the immediate [...]

By |2018-07-10T06:57:18+00:00July 2, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on Capital Gazette Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the shooting at the offices of The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, MD: “The tragedy that took place at The Capital Gazette, the 154th mass shooting to take place in our country in 2018 alone, was preventable. The [...]

By |2018-06-29T11:18:56+00:00June 29, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold President Trump’s Travel Ban

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban: “The U.S. Conference of Mayors is disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the President’s travel ban to proceed but respects the highest court in the [...]

By |2018-06-26T14:32:26+00:00June 26, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Head to Tornillo, Texas to Call for Immediate Reunification of Separated Families

U.S. Conference of Mayors President & Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin Leads Bipartisan Delegation on Thursday, June 21, 2018 NEW LOCATION FOR PRESS CONFERENCE Tornillo Guadalupe Toll Plaza 1398 Lower Island Road | Fabens, TX 79838 Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, a [...]

By |2018-07-02T09:57:20+00:00June 20, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia, SC Mayor Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Executive Order Addressing Family Separation

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Executive Order addressing family separation: “President Trump signed an executive order that will put an end to the separation of families at the border. While this is certainly a step in the right direction, we [...]

By |2018-06-20T15:47:39+00:00June 20, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors Head to Tornillo, Texas to Protest Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy

U.S. Conference of Mayors President & Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin Leads Bipartisan Delegation on Thursday, June 21, 2018 Press Conference Scheduled for 9 am MDT Tornillo Migrant Facility Washington, D.C. – Under the leadership of U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, a bipartisan delegation of mayors from across the [...]

By |2018-06-20T12:36:46+00:00June 19, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

U.S. Conference of Mayors Launches The Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities

As National Discourse Becomes More Divisive, Mayors Take the Lead in Promoting Tolerance, Equality and Unity Boston, MA – During its Annual Meeting in Boston, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) announced the establishment of the Mayors and Business Leaders Center for Inclusive and Compassionate Cities.  The Center will focus on creating a strong and [...]

By |2018-06-11T12:50:05+00:00June 11, 2018|86th Annual Meeting (Boston 2018), Meetings, News, Press Room|

Nation’s Metro Regions Dominate U.S. Growth; But Future Labor Shortages Could Stymie Expansion

New Report Released by U.S. Conference of Mayors Shows Contribution of Metro Economies Hit Record Levels for Fourth Consecutive Year Boston, MA. – A new report released today by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) during its 86th Annual Meeting, shows that U.S. cities and their metro regions continue to dominate the nation’s economic growth, [...]

By |2018-06-18T11:13:01+00:00June 8, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors To Convene In Boston This Week

Infrastructure, Immigration, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Jobs, Affordable Housing Top Agenda The United States Conference of Mayors 86th Annual Meeting | Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – More than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 86th Annual Meeting. [...]

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, To Address Nation’s Mayors at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting in Boston

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, will address the nation’s mayors on June 8th during the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting in Boston.  She will participate in a fireside chat with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Boston Mayor Martin J. [...]

Nation’s Mayors to Convene in Boston for U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting

Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, School Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Affordable Housing, Automation Top Agenda Friday, June 8 – Monday, June 11, 2018 | Marriott Copley Place Washington, D.C. – Starting on June 8, more than 250 of the nation’s mayors will meet in Boston for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) Annual Meeting.  Under the leadership of USCM [...]

By |2018-05-23T12:15:53+00:00May 23, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Statement by Columbia (SC) Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on the Santa Fe, TX School Shooting

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia (SC) Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to the Santa Fe, TX school shooting: “It’s another day in America in which we’re reminded how vulnerable to attack our kids are in our neighborhood schools.  We’re also reminded how easy it [...]

By |2018-05-18T13:07:41+00:00May 18, 2018|News, Press Room|

Statement by Columbia Mayor & President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin on President Trump’s Proposed Rescission Package

Washington, DC—Below is a statement from Columbia Mayor and President of the United States Conference of Mayors Steve Benjamin in response to President Trump’s proposed rescission package: “President Trump’s proposal to strip $15 billion from an already-approved spending bill and gut social safety net programs like the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will be disastrous [...]

By |2018-05-09T16:30:03+00:00May 9, 2018|News, Press Room|

Nation’s Mayors and Police Chiefs Convene in Washington, DC to Address Key Public Safety Issues in Cities

Group will Meet with Charles Ramsey, Bill Bratton, David Kennedy and Other Experts to Talk About Reducing Gun Violence, Increasing School Safety and Strengthening Police and Community Relations Monday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at the Darcy Hotel Washington, DC – On Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10, the United States Conference [...]

By |2018-04-05T12:12:06+00:00April 5, 2018|Media Advisories, News|

Nation’s Mayors to Secretary Ross: Don’t Politicize Census. Remove the Citizenship Question

WASHINGTON, DC — Bipartisan mayors from around the country are calling on Secretary Wilbur Ross to reject an untested question on citizenship status that threatens to undermine the very core of the census’s constitutional mandate. The call comes following the Department of Commerce’s announcement to add a question of citizenship status to the in the [...]

By |2018-03-28T10:09:49+00:00March 27, 2018|News, Press Room|