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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — November 16, 2017 — Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1). The bill introduces a new structure of income tax brackets, a lower corporate tax rate, nearly doubles the standard deduction and…

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On November 8, 2017, the National League of Cities and 24 State Municipal Leagues sent this letter to Congress expressing our views on the House Tax Cuts and Job Act, a bill that would significantly alter the fiscal basis of federalism as it has…

  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

Tax Plan Takeaways for City Leaders Cities, Start Your Drone Idea Engines Senate Considers Draft Bill to Preempt Local Rights of Way Authority House Votes on Key Healthcare Provisions NLC Conference Delegates to Vote on…
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Inside view of Capitol Hill Dome
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — November 2, 2017 — Today, leadership in the House of Representatives coalition released details on its long-awaited tax reform plan. As proposed, the bill introduces a new structure of income tax brackets, a lower corporate tax rate…

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 26, 2017 — Today, President Donald Trump elevated the federal response to the opioid addiction crisis by finally declaring it a public health emergency — but without opening up any new federal funding to combat the epidemic.…

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON —October 26, 2017 —Today, the House narrowly approved the $4 trillion fiscal year 2018 Senate Budget Resolution, which includes reconciliation instructions that removes the threat of filibuster from forthcoming tax reform legislation.…

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  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 25, 2017 — The National League of Cities, National Association of Counties and U.S. Conference of Mayors today issued the following statement on President Trump’s directive to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to establish…

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Drones
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

Senate Moves Budget and Tax Reform Forward Sign on to Fight Broadband Preemption Florida Local Leaders Travel to DC to Advocate for Cities Senate Passes Integrated Planning Bill FCC Fully Appointed: NLC Urges Collaboration…
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  • CitiesSpeak

Thursday evening, the Senate passed the FY2018 Budget reconciliation spending blueprint, paving the way for a potential $1.5 trillion tax cut. In a misguided effort to provide a pay for an ambition tax reform plan yet to be seen, Senator Shelley…

Senators discuss the budget.
Senators discuss the budget.
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — October 19, 2017 — Today, the Senate passed an amendment proposed by Senator Capito (R-W. Va.), which jeopardizes the deductibility of state and local taxes (SALT). In response to today’s announcement, NLC President Matt Zone,…

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