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  • June 17, 2013

    Senate Moves to Undo No Child Left Behind

    On June 12, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee voted to move Sen. Tom Harkin's (D-IA) "Strengthening America's Schools Act" out of committee by a 12-10 party line vote. The measure, which substantially revamps No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, underwent a highly partisan markup in committee.

  • NLC is partnering with ICLEI-USA on the Reslient Communities for America Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to mobilize U.S. mayors, other local elected officials and leaders to address our nation’s climate, energy and economic challenges in order to create more resilient cities, towns and counties.
    June 17, 2013

    Resilient Communities for America Campaign Launches to Mobilize Local Elected Officials

    NLC is partnering with ICLEI-USA on the Reslient Communities for America Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to mobilize U.S. mayors, other local elected officials and leaders to address our nation’s climate, energy and economic challenges in order to create more resilient cities, towns and counties.

  • June 17, 2013

    45 Top Mayors Commit to Creating More Resilient Cities in Response to Extreme Weather, Launch National Campaign

    Forty five leading local elected officials today committed to creating more resilient cities, towns, and counties in the face of unprecedented extreme weather and energy challenges that threaten communities across the country. The "Inaugural Signatories" of the Resilient Communities for America Agreement letter pledged to take cost-effective actions to prepare and protect their communities from the increasing disasters and disruptions fueled by climate change.

  • The 2013 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship application process is currently underway; the application deadline is July 15, 2013. The scholarship recipient will be awarded $2,500 to attend NLC's 21st Annual Leadership Summit, Leading to Yes: Focusing on Strengths and Finding Common Ground, in Savannah, Georgia.
    June 14, 2013

    Scholarship for 21st Annual Leadership Summit

    The 2013 Michael H.T. Lynch Memorial Scholarship application process is currently underway; the application deadline is July 15, 2013. The scholarship recipient will be awarded $2,500 to attend NLC's 21st Annual Leadership Summit, Leading to Yes: Focusing on Strengths and Finding Common Ground, in Savannah, Georgia.

  • June 13, 2013

    NLC Launches New Peer2Peer Program

    NLC launches a new program called The Peer2Peer Network to facilitate relationships between seasoned elected officials and those new to office or to the organization. Besides building valuable professional relationships, the program offers another way to deepen participation with NLC.

  • June 11, 2013

    Unequal Pay Is a Community Issue

    On Monday, NLC attended an event at the White House celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, signed by President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

  • June 11, 2013

    NLC Urges Comprehensive Immigration Reform that Includes Necessary Resources for Cities

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers attended the President's immigration remarks Tuesday at the White House and released a statement calling for the strongest, most comprehensive bill possible that includes necessary resources for cities to implement the new law.

  • June 11, 2013

    National League of Cities Supports Mayor Foxx for DOT; Urges Full Senate Confirmation

    NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers released a statement of support for Mayor Anthony Foxx following his unanimous confirmation by the Senate Commerce Committee and urged the full Senate to schedule a quick vote so he can begin the critical work of advancing our nation's transportation priorities.

  • June 10, 2013

    Senate Begins Immigration Debate; While Local Leaders Continue to Press for Action

    As the Senate is poised to begin voting this week on S. 744, the bipartisan immigration reform bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, local officials continue to press Congress for action.

  • June 10, 2013

    Columnist: Opponents Sue to Stem Onrush of Flashing Digital Billboards

    Today massive digital billboards, commandeering attention as they flash new messages every few seconds, are proliferating across most states. But now, Scenic America, a nonprofit public interest group, is trying to force regulations to clamp down on the signs.