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NLC News

Aug 01

Washington, D.C. - With Congress adjourning today for a five-week recess, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued the following statement on the critical legislative priorities that were left unaddressed in this session:

"Today Congress adjourns, leaving behind a huge amount of unfinished business that would help cities better serve their residents and…

Aug 01

Members of Congress will be at home for the remainder of August for their annual summer recess, returning to Washington after the Labor Day holiday. As such, the Federal Advocacy Update will take a break as well - the next edition will be published on Friday, September 12.

In this issue:

Congress Goes on Recess, Leaving Critical Unfinished Business Congress Passes Transportation…
Aug 01

Members of Congress will be at home for the remainder of August for their annual summer recess, returning to Washington after the Labor Day holiday. As such, the Federal Advocacy Update will take a break as well - the next edition will be published on Friday, September 12.

In this issue:

Congress Goes on Recess, Leaving Critical Unfinished Business Congress Passes Transportation…
Aug 01

Members of Congress will be at home for the remainder of August for their annual summer recess, returning to Washington after the Labor Day holiday. As such, the Federal Advocacy Update will take a break as well - the next edition will be published on Friday, September 12.

In this issue:

Congress Goes on Recess, Leaving Critical Unfinished Business Congress Passes Transportation…
Jul 31
Press Release
Press Release
  • Economic Development

Build America Mutual (BAM) announced in July that Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has rated the company AA with a stable outlook, which is the highest rating S&P currently assigns to financial guarantors. Endorsed by the National League of Cities, Build America Mutual Assurance Company is the nation’s first mutual municipal bond insurer and has upheld an AA rating year after year.

Jul 31

Washington, D.C. - Following the passage of the "Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014" (S. 5021) earlier tonight, National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued the following statement:

"Cities and towns across America are pleased that Congress worked together to pass an extension to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent. This action will prevent cities…

Jul 30

Washington, D.C. - In response to the Senate passage of the "Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014" (S. 5021), National League of Cities Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued the following statement:

"We applaud the Senate for passing a stop-gap measure to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent and challenging Congress to pass a long-term fix this year. We urge both houses to…

Jul 28
Press Release
Press Release
  • Environment & Sustainability

The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment held a hearing last week to discuss the impact of the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency’s (EPA) Integrated Planning Framework on cities across the country. 

The committee heard testimonies from city leaders and municipal environmental leaders, including David Berger, Mayor of Lima,…

Jul 28
Press Release
Press Release
  • Education

Last week, the City of Longmont, Colo., held a statewide summit that brought together Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs, other city leaders and key local stakeholders to share information about the educational success of young children from birth through third grade.

Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation…

Jul 28

The Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities, in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), is holding a Regional Convening on Climate Resilience in Saint Paul, Minn. This training event will bring together city teams of local government officials from communities all across the upper Midwest.

Unlike other events where individuals attend in…