• 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.

  • December 22, 2014

    Judges Announced for NBC-LEO City Cultural Diversity Awards

    The awards will be presented during the Celebrate Diversity Breakfast at the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference on Monday, March 9, 2015.

  • December 19, 2014

    Congress Funds Majority of Government Through 2015

    This week, shortly before adjourning, Congress passed a continuing resolution/omnibus measure to fund the bulk of the federal government through the end of the fiscal year, September 2015. The $1.1 trillion spending measure passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 219-206, and the Senate by a vote of 56-40, after extended debate in both chambers.

  • December 15, 2014

    How to Turn a National Spotlight on Your City's Most Important Issues

    This March 7-11, harness the unique power of cities by uniting with the nation’s leaders in Washington, D.C. at NLC’s Congressional City Conference.

  • December 08, 2014

    City Leaders Champion Marketplace Fairness

    Last week, as Americans kicked of the multi-billion dollar online holiday shopping season, city leaders came to Washington, D.C. to call for swift passage of marketplace fairness legislation.

  • December 08, 2014

    Webinar: Distribution of Federal Spending

    On Thursday December 11, NLC will host a webinar in partnership with Pew to share the results of the research and draw implications for cities, the city-state fiscal relationship and alternative local revenue streams.

  • December 05, 2014

    Congress Struggles with Spending Debate

    Members of Congress continue to negotiate over an appropriations bill that will keep the government open through September 30, 2015, the end of the current fiscal year.

  • December 03, 2014

    Retailers Join Local And State Governments to Press Congress for Marketplace Fairness

    On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a coalition of local and state government officials and private sector retailers came together today on Capitol Hill to urge Congress to level the tax playing field by passing the Marketplace Fairness legislation.