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2009-12-11 11:52:00

U.S. Conference of Mayors to Honor Copenhagen Mayor WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Led by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Seattle (WA) Mayor Greg Nickels, a delegation of U.S. Mayors including the organization's Vice President Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, Second Vice President Los Angeles (CA) Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and Past President Trenton (NJ) Mayor Douglas Palmer, will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) and deliver remarks...

2009-11-27 14:59:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Representing mayors in the United States, U.S. Conference of Mayors Vice President Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz today joined with mayors of the largest cities in Europe to present a mutual appeal to the international community on climate change. The Stockholm Appeal on Climate Change expresses the mayors' desire for world leaders to reach a climate change agreement at the COP 15 meeting in Copenhagen. The Stockholm Appeal was signed earlier...

2009-10-09 16:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "On behalf of the nation's mayors, I congratulate President Barack Obama on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. As we know, the Nobel Peace Prize is about the courageous pursuit of world peace and bold efforts to strengthen international cooperation among nations. "In a short period of time, President Obama has consistently spoken out against nuclear proliferation, has worked tirelessly to reform the global financial system to prevent...

2009-09-30 11:47:00

Future Funding for Energy Block Grants, Green Jobs Included in Bill WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Trenton, NJ Mayor Douglas Palmer, Past President of The U.S. Conference of Mayors: "On behalf of the Nation's Mayors, I want to thank California Senator Barbara Boxer and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry today for their action on federal energy and climate legislation that will help reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions and help...

2009-09-29 12:27:00

60+ Mayors Will Gather To Announce the 1,000th Signatory to the Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Conference of Mayors President Seattle (WA) Mayor Greg Nickels will announce that by Friday, 1,000 mayors, representing 85 million Americans, will have signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement -- a pledge to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. cities in line with Kyoto Protocol standards....

2009-09-14 14:42:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conference President Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels will be leading a group of mayors representing cities across the nation, to meet with key members of the U.S. Senate in Washington and urge action on Senate Energy and Climate legislation including support for the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The EECBG, a program first conceived by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and currently housed in the U.S. Department of...

2009-07-21 14:44:00

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the nation's mayors, former U.S. Conference of Mayors President Trenton Mayor Douglas Palmer testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and the Public Works Subcommittee on Green Jobs and New Economy, to stress the importance of receiving direct local funding for cities in order to meet the nation's climate reduction goals. Mayor Palmer urged Congress to direct a share of allowances in the pending Climate Bill, to...

2009-06-26 18:38:00

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's mayors under the leadership of Conference President Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels praised Members of the U.S. House of Representatives for approving historic energy and climate legislation. On the Congressional action, Conference President Mayor Nickels stated, "This is a landmark vote that will help cities transform to a clean energy economy. For years, there was debate over the existence of global warming. Then came discussions...

2009-06-18 14:36:00

WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Led by U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, the nation's mayors today commended House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James L. Oberstar's inclusion of a Metropolitan Mobility Program in his Blueprint for the Surface Transportation Authorization of 2009. "The Conference's top priority in the next federal surface transportation authorization is the creation of a robust Metropolitan...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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