News interview photo
News interview photo

NLC News

Apr 10
US Capitol
US Capitol
  • Federal
  • Advocacy
  • Budget

In this issue: 

#FightTheCuts at Home this April Cities Beleaguered by Possibility of Cuts, Claw-backs, and Closure NLC Tells FCC to Preserve Local Wireless Siting Authority Big Seven Urges Congress to Financing Tools Vital to Cities NLC Testifies on Brownfields Reauthorization Sessions Orders Review of Department of Justice’s Police Reform Efforts NLC Supports Bill Aimed at…
Apr 03
Downtown Anchorage
Downtown Anchorage
  • Land Use
  • Resilience

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – April 4, 2017 – The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz to advise the city on developing tailored…

Mar 30
The White House at dusk
The White House at dusk
  • Opioid Crisis

WASHINGTON — March 30, 2017 — Last night, President Trump signed an executive order that establishes his Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will serve as the chair of the commission, which will study the scope and effectiveness of the federal government’s response to drug addiction nationwide and the opioid crisis. In response to…

Mar 30
School Lunches
School Lunches
  • Nutrition
  • Afterschool
  • Youth & Family
  • Education

20 cities in Alabama, California and Kansas to receive grants up to $40,000

WASHINGTON — March 30, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced that 20 cities were awarded grants to create or expand programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals. Through a partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), NLC has…

Mar 28
Coal Plant
Coal Plant
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Energy

WASHINGTON — March 28, 2017 — Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the Energy Independence Executive Order, a measure that begins the process of undoing the Clean Power Plan, rescinds the moratorium on coal mining of federal lands and instructs agencies to review policies related to climate change. Earlier this month, during NLC’s Congressional City Conference, more than 70 local elected…

Mar 27
photo - Cities Respond to Attorney General's Plan to Penalize “Sanctuary Cities”
photo - Cities Respond to Attorney General's Plan to Penalize “Sanctuary Cities”
  • Immigration

WASHINGTON — March 27, 2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced a plan to require cities applying for Department of Justice grants to certify their compliance with federal law, including Section 1373 of the U.S. Code. Section 1373 prohibits localities from obstructing federal immigration enforcement, but does not require those jurisdictions to perform the duties of federal…

Mar 27
Early Childhood Picture
Early Childhood Picture
  • Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood
  • Youth & Family

WASHINGTON — March 27, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new initiative to increase the likelihood that all children will achieve educational success by the end of third grade. This project, “Promoting an Alignment Framework to Build an Early Learning Nation,” builds upon prior work by NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education, and Families to align educational policies…

Mar 24
U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy
  • Health Care
  • Mental Health

House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) from a vote this afternoon. The AHCA was designed to repeal the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), and replace it with a new system that would constrict and cap Medicaid spending, eliminate requirements for insurers to provide essential health benefits in plans and cut funding to local governments for wellness and…

Mar 24
Capitol Building
Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue: 

In a Victory for Cities, House Cancels Vote on the American Health Care Act Trump Budget Proposal an Attack on Vital City Programs City Officials to Congress: It Takes Cities to Move America Forward Add Your Support: Stand with Cities to Act on Climate NLC Supports House and Senate Integrated Planning Bills DeVos, Pruitt Address Local Officials at CCC More than 150…
Mar 20
photo - Irma Esparza Diggs
photo - Irma Esparza Diggs
  • Advocacy
  • Leadership & Management

WASHINGTON — March 20, 2017 — The National League of Cities (NLC) welcomes Irma Esparza Diggs as senior executive and director of the organization’s federal advocacy. In her role, Diggs will assist in developing NLC’s federal policy priorities and will serve as the lead advocate of the nation’s 19,000 cities with Congress and the administration. Diggs brings more than 20 years of experience…