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