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  • Issue Briefing

Talk of “smart cities” seems ubiquitous these days, plus communities are experiencing pressure to prepare for a future that promises autonomous vehicles and fully connected infrastructure. Broadband is critical to the success of these new and…

Broadband
Broadband
  • Issue Briefing

Today, cities across the nation are grappling with significant water challenges from aging infrastructure and poor water quality, to water scarcity or flooding. Not only do these challenges impact public health and quality of life, but they also…

Water tap
Water tap
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

“Shutdown” Not a Negotiating Tactic for Cities Conversations Continue on Healthcare Reform – Rumblings of Another Deal NLC to Testify on Unfunded Mandates During April Recess, Cities #FightTheCuts How Proposed Budget Cuts…
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  • CitiesSpeak

This April recess, NLC is encouraging city leaders to engage with their members of Congress while they are at home in their districts for two weeks. Don't let Congress leave America's cities behind — join us this week and next as we #FightTheCuts…

photo - Five Ways to Fight the Cuts From Your Own City
photo - Five Ways to Fight the Cuts From Your Own City
  • Federal Advocacy Update

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…
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US Capitol
  • Press Release

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…

U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Federal Advocacy Update

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…
Capitol Building
Capitol Building
  • Press Release

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…

photo - Irma Esparza Diggs
photo - Irma Esparza Diggs
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 16, 2017 — This morning, the White House released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, featuring sweeping cuts to federal agencies and programs that directly benefit cities nationwide and support the residents who call…

photo - Trump Budget Proposal an Attack on Vital City Programs
photo - Trump Budget Proposal an Attack on Vital City Programs
  • CitiesSpeak

With the recent potential for cuts to funding for cities, getting involved with NLC's constituency groups, committees and councils gives city leaders an edge when it comes to knowing the best practices – and the right…

photo - Now Is the Time for City Leaders to Engage with NLC
photo - Now Is the Time for City Leaders to Engage with NLC