• January 26, 2015

    NLC, Mayors Unite in Support of Immigration Action

    National League of Cities President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, recently joined more than 30 mayors from cities across the country to announce plans to file an amicus brief in the Texas vs. United States lawsuit to support President Obama's executive action on immigration reform.

  • January 20, 2015

    President Obama ‘Goes Local’ with New Initiatives in State of the Union Address

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama declared victory over tough economic times and spoke about a number of initiatives to ‘go local’ and help the middle class grow and prosper in the years to come.

  • January 20, 2015

    National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation Selects 2014-2015 Fellows

    Councilmember Cleophus King of Bessemer, Ala. and Councilmember Romal D. Bullock of East Orange, N.J. have been selected as the 2014-2015 Foundation Fellows by the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) Foundation.

  • January 20, 2015

    National League of Cities Announces 2015 Leadership Team

    NLC President Ralph Becker announced his 2015 leadership team for the organization’s policy and advocacy committees and member councils. All chairs and vice chairs were appointed by Mayor Becker to serve a one-year term and will play a key role in shaping NLC’s policy positions and advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns before Congress, with the Administration and at home.

  • January 16, 2015

    Former City Leaders Have Strong Showing in New Congress

    In addition to making the 114th Congress the most demographically diverse Congress in our nation's history, over a quarter of the freshman class of this Congress have previous experience in city government.

  • January 15, 2015

    Cities Urge President Obama to ‘Go Local’ in 2015 State of the Union Address

    As the president prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, we urge him to push Congress to consider the federal priorities that cities and their residents need most. Cities need strong federal partners that work proactively to support the needs of our residents and communities.

  • January 15, 2015

    National League of Cities Selects Seven Cities to Participate in Collaborative on Health Disparities

    NLC's Institute for Youth, Education, and Families has selected seven cities to participate in a Learning Collaborative on Health Disparities. The Collaborative is designed to help city officials reduce childhood obesity-related health disparities.

  • January 14, 2015

    Cities Applaud President Obama’s Commitment to Increase Broadband Access

    Today in Cedar Falls, Iowa, President Obama announced his plan to promote fast and affordable broadband access in more communities across the country. The National League of Cities (NLC) has long supported efforts to increase access to broadband because of its vital role in supporting economic growth and educational opportunities in communities.

  • January 07, 2015

    Cities Urge Senate to Pass Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension

    Terrorism risk insurance enables city governments to continue to provide critical services to residents in the event of an attack. Since TRIA expired at the end of December, it is crucial that the Senate pass TRIA as soon as possible to ensure America's cities have affordable access to risk insurance.

  • January 05, 2015

    Cities Voice New Call for Action as 114th Congress Begins

    The 113th Congress adjourned on Dec. 16, 2014 after averting a government shutdown and ending one of the most unproductive terms in its history. Ahead of the commencement of the 114th Congress on Jan. 6, 2015, National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, has issued a statement.