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NLC News

Mar 10

During this week’s Congressional City Conference, local elected officials from more than 100 cities, villages and towns signed on to NLC’s letter to Capitol Hill, calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation.

NLC calls on the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a bill that balances national security needs with renewed efforts to grow the…

Mar 10

Community Conversations to Focus on Closing Achievement Gap, Improving Student Outcomes

Washington, D.C. - Today at the Congressional City Conference in Washington, the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Department of Education announced the joint signing of a "memo of understanding" (MOU) detailing a plan to strengthen partnerships among federal…

Mar 09
Press Release
Press Release
  • Community & Housing

Sixteen Cities Participate in "Homeless Veteran Leadership Network"

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) today announced the "Homeless Veteran Leadership Network" (HVLN), a national effort to challenge cities to meet the Administration's goal to end veteran homelessness in 2015. Sixteen cities have initially signed on…

Mar 07

In a city of 60,000 with a high school graduation rate of 88 percent, does it matter if 300-500 16-21 year olds have not received a high school diploma? Two short years ago, leaders in Dubuque, Iowa said definitively: Yes, it does matter, we want all our young people to succeed.

That definitive answer led to the creation of Re-Engage Dubuque, supported by a partnership between the…

Mar 05

Audrey Rowe, second from left, along with staff from NLC and FRAC, visit a middle school in Nashville to see how the school prepares their afterschool meals and to learn more about their coordinated afterschool programs.

Issuing a challenge to “tackle this hunger issue with all the energy, vigor and partnerships that we have,” U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food…

Mar 04

President Obama used the backdrop of the historic Union Depot Station in Saint Paul, Minn. to announce another round of federal TIGER grants – the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery – competitive grant program that has provided 270 communities with an opportunity to make strategic multimodal transportation investments since its inception five years ago. The $600 million in…

Mar 04

Washington, D.C.  – Following passage of the Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370) by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier today,…

Mar 04

Washington, D.C.  - After President Barack Obama released his budget proposal for FY2015 earlier today, National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director Clarence Anthony issued this statement:

 "We appreciate President Obama's attention to cities in his FY2015 budget proposal through his support of investments in transportation infrastructure, education, green infrastructure and…

Mar 03

The NLC University will host 11 training seminars on March 8 and 9 at NLC’s Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C. The Congressional City Conference is an annual convening of elected officials, city and state municipal league staff centering on policy and advocacy issues that offers attendees the opportunity to advocate for federal priorities on Capitol Hill.

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Feb 28

There is little to get excited about in Congress these days, but the reintroduction of a bipartisan energy efficiency bill is welcome news. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) reintroduced their marquee energy efficiency bill, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, with the addition of ten bipartisan amendments and ten new sponsors (five Republicans and five…