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Aug 04
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Aug 02
Family
Family
  • Climate
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Communications

WASHINGTON – August 2, 2017 – Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) announced a new program aimed at elevating local climate engagement activities by its members and affiliates in nearly 19,000 American cities and towns. In light of the need to prevent pollution while also preparing for adverse impacts anticipated by our changing climate, NLC is partnering with ecoAmerica, a national…

Aug 01
Russell Senate Office Building
Russell Senate Office Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

With the House having adjourned and the Senate set to adjourn next week for the summer recess, the next issue of the Federal Advocacy Update will be published on Tuesday, September 12. When Congress reconvenes on September 5, they will face deadlines to pass spending bills to avoid a government shutdown on October 1. It promises to be a busy fall with issues important to cities and towns front…

Jul 28
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Health Care

WASHINGTON — July 28, 2017 — Early this morning, the U.S. Senate voted against a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would have repealed the individual and employer mandates, and eliminated the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that, if passed, the bill would result in 16 million Americans losing their health insurance over…

Jul 25
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Health
  • Health Care

WASHINGTON — July 25, 2017 — Today the U.S. Senate passed a motion to proceed with consideration of the House version of a healthcare bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that, if passed as is, the measure would result in tens of millions of people losing their health insurance over the next decade. In response to…

Jul 18
U.S. Capitol
U.S. Capitol
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

FY18 Federal Budget: State of Play for Cities Why SALT Matters to Cities Senate Committee Passes Brownfields Reauthorization DOL Overtime Rule Update Better Care Reconciliation Act Fails to Collect Necessary Senate Votes FY18 Federal Budget: State of Play for Cities

Angelina Panettieri, 202.626.3196

In its Fiscal Year 2018 budget plan, the administration…

Jul 12
  • City Government

This summer, 50 women local elected officials gathered in Cleveland, Ohio. Their goal: raise awareness around issues impacting women—for both private citizens and local elected officials.

Hosted by the Women in Municipal Government (WIMG) Constituency Group, the 2017 WIMG Conference brought together leaders from across the country to learn from each other and advance their municipal…

Jul 11
  • Finance

This content was provided to NLC by our partners at the NLC Service Line Warranty Program. 

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, California Assemblymember Todd Gloria, city officials and representatives from Service Line Warranties of America gathered at the Miramar Reservoir on June 30th to announce the launch of a new program - Help Two Others San Diego (H2O SD) - to aid low-income…

Jul 05
Flags in DC
Flags in DC
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

Welcome to a special holiday edition of the Federal Advocacy Update. With Congress in recess this week, we’re taking this opportunity to report on the latest federal issues affecting cities that have occurred over the last month. It promises to be a busy July as Congress rushes to wrap up their work before the August recess.

In this issue:

Federal Budget Cuts are Hometown Cuts: An…
Jun 29
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Immigration
  • Advocacy

WASHINGTON — June 29, 2017 — Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 3003 — the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.” The legislation broadly attempts to undermine local authority over public safety by coercing local governments into executing immigration duties of the federal government, or risk losing multiple sources of federal funding. In response, National League…