Federal Advocacy Committees

Federal Advocacy Committees
Federal Advocacy Committees

NLC’s seven Federal Advocacy Committees, together with NLC’s leadership and the Federal Advocacy team, play a key role in all NLC advocacy efforts.

Comprised of local officials from NLC-member cities and towns across the country, the committees play a central role in developing the organization’s federal policy positions. These positions are the foundation of our advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and within the Administration. Combined, these federal policy positions make up the National Municipal Policy, a statement of goals, policies, and program objectives for the federal government. NLC's National Municipal Policy is reviewed and updated annually by the NLC membership.

Highlights

Community & Economic Development Committee (CED)

The Community & Economic Development (CED) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness. 

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Energy, Environment & Natural Resources Committee (EENR)

The Energy, Environment & Natural Resources (EENR) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving air quality, water quality, energy policy, national wetlands policy, noise control, and solid and hazardous waste management.

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Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations Committee (FAIR)

The Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, Census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority.

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Human Development Committee (HD)

The Human Development (HD) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving social services, children and learning, poverty and income support, employment and workforce development, equal opportunity, Social Security and seniors, individuals with disabilities, public health care, mental health parity, and immigration reform. 

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Information Technology & Communications Committee (ITC)

The Information Technology & Communications (ITC) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems (and public access to these systems), privacy concerns, cable TV, phone services, spectrum issues, communications tower siting, universal service, broadcasting, and defense of city rights-of-way from degradation caused by installation of communications facilities. 

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Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee (PSCP)

The Public Safety & Crime Prevention (PSCP) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control. 

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Transportation & Infrastructure Services Committee (TIS)

The Transportation & Infrastructure Services (TIS) Committee is responsible for developing policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. 

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