As the full Senate begins debate this week on S. 744, the bipartisan immigration reform bill approved by the Judiciary Committee last month, NLC is providing updates of the ongoing floor activity and votes.
NLC has selected 22 cities to participate in two regional leadership academies focused on the development of citywide outreach campaigns that connect children and families with affordable health insurance.
In five short months, elected officials from around the nation will land at SeaTac International Airport, hop aboard the newly-completed light rail line and take it through one of the most culturally and socio-economically diverse zip code in the nation, arriving mere blocks from their hotel in downtown Seattle.
NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers attended the President's immigration remarks Tuesday at the White House and released a statement calling for a strong, comprehensive bill that includes resources for cities.
NLC responded to Tuesday's news conference by members of Congress opposing the Marketplace Fairness Act, and called on the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing on the legislation.
Following the Commerce Committee's unanimous confirmation of Mayor Anthony Foxx, NLC urged the full Senate to schedule a vote so he can begin the work of advancing our nation's transportation priorities.
NLC has published a new report highlighting promising city efforts to improve the lives of children, youth and families in communities with populations below 75,000.