This Month in Federal Advocacy

National League of Cities Takes on the Hill, Asks Lawmakers to Support City Priorities


by Tim Mudd

National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, recently visited the nation's capitol to push for support of two major NLC legislative priorities: the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775) and the DRIVE Act. View the slideshow below for an insider's look into the mayor's conversations with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Cosponsors Needed to Level the Playing Field


by Priya Ghosh Ahola

The House bill to close the online sales tax loophole would not only level the playing field between online sellers and brick and mortar stores, it would also mean resources for local governments to fund services like infrastructure and public safety. Find out how you can help support this crucial bill.

E-fairness Gains Momentum; More Local Voices Needed


by Priya Ghosh Ahola

Hundreds of city leaders have sent letters to their representatives, as have state municipal leagues. So far, as a result of your efforts, more than 150 House members have been contacted about supporting RTPA. The number of co-sponsors on the bill has more than quadrupled from the original eight to 38. This is good; however, more are needed to move the legislation this year. Learn more.

NLC Leadership Goes to the Hill to Make the Case for Transportation Funding


by Mike Wallace

NLC President and Mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ralph Becker recently visited Capitol Hill to advocate in support of the DRIVE Act, a long-term transportation bill, and discusses support for multi-modal and active transportation projects that drive development and job creation in cities and towns today. Read more.

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