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Mark Your Calendar: 2017 CCC Highlights Local Officials to Tell Congress: It Takes Cities to Move America Forward NLC Urges Congress to Protect America’s Health Insurance Executive Order Calls for EPA Review of ‘Waters of…
US Capitol
US Capitol
  • Press Release

Federal FY 2018 Budget Eliminates Critical Program
for Cities and Counties

WASHINGTON — March 9, 2017 — The following joint statement was issued today from U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom…

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • CitiesSpeak

“With longer sessions of Congress, federal elected officials are spending more time in D.C this year. Our members realize that they need to meet Congress here.”

Advanced registration for the Congressional City…

photo - Meet Your Grassroots Advocate
photo - Meet Your Grassroots Advocate
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 7, 2017 — Yesterday evening, House Republicans unveiled a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The plan removes the mandate for health insurance coverage and creates a new system of tax credits focused on…

U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • Issue Brief

As Congress considers changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), NLC urges Congress to continue to support provisions important to cities. 

Healthcare
Healthcare
  • CitiesSpeak

NLC is laying the groundwork for Capitol Hill Advocacy Day, which takes place on March 15 during NLC's Congressional City Conference. More than 250 meetings have been arranged for local officials to speak with their…

photo - Fighting for Local Government Priorities on Capitol Hill
photo - Fighting for Local Government Priorities on Capitol Hill
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — March 2, 2017 — Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Ben Carson as the 16th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On behalf of the nation’s 19,000 cities, towns and villages, the…

HUD Headquarters in Washington DC
HUD Headquarters in Washington DC
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — February 28, 2017 — In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald J. Trump singled out great American cities, including Detroit, Baltimore and Chicago, to illustrate his views on public safety and economic…

Washington DC
Washington DC
  • CitiesSpeak

"It can seem tempting to default on the side of industry in the hopes of spurring innovation, but obviously you cannot prioritize the needs of one entity or company over those of all the other actors in the room – namely…

photo - Meet Your City Technology and Communications Advocate
photo - Meet Your City Technology and Communications Advocate
  • Press Release

Attorney General Sessions to Address more than 2,000 City Officials and Other Delegates March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — February 24, 2017 — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver remarks to more than 2,000 local…

DoJ Building in Washington, DC
DoJ Building in Washington, DC