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NLC News

Mar 24
Congress
Congress
  • COVID-19

Washington, DC – The Senate and House are approaching an agreement on the CARES Act, the third economic stimulus bill. The National League of Cities sent a letter to House and Senate leadership to reiterate the critical priorities that should be included in this emergency supplemental funding package. This letter can be accessed by clicking this link. 

"The Senate is nearing an…

Mar 21
Senate
Senate
  • COVID-19

Washington, DC – Today, Capitol Hill continues to combat the Coronavirus pandemic with much needed negotiation and legislation to provide American families and residents financial relief. Senate negotiators are considering including a State “stabilization” Fund in the latest bill, and local elected leaders are rallying to ensure direct federal funding is used to stabilize households, residents…

Mar 21
  • COVID-19

The National League of Cities (NLC) is committed to ensuring you have the most up-to-date information regarding any COVID-19 exposure risk. NLC has been notified of a third individual who attended our Congressional City Conference that has tested positive for COVID-19. This is in addition to the two attendees NLC announced tested positive earlier this week.

Please see below for answers…

Mar 18
  • COVID-19

On March 17th, 2020, NLC notified attendees of the Congressional City Conference of two individuals at the event who tested positive for COVID-19. We are committed to ensuring you have the most up-to-date information regarding this exposure risk. Please see below for answers to some commonly asked questions we have received, in addition to more information on specific sessions and events the…

Mar 17
  • COVID-19

The National League of Cities learned today two attendees of the Congressional City Conference 2020 have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were active participants in the conference—attending general sessions and workshops.

The conference attendees are currently under the care of healthcare professionals, recovering at home and feeling better.

The health and safety…

Mar 16
Congressional City Conference
Congressional City Conference
  • COVID-19
  • Federal

Washington, DC – Today, Joe Buscaino, President Pro Tempore, Los Angeles City Council and President, National League of Cities made a statement following yesterday's coronavirus task force press conference and Congressional action.

"As our country is facing an unprecedented public health crisis, local leaders are driving critical efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Cities,…

Mar 13
White House
White House
  • COVID-19
  • Federal

Washington, DC – Today, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in response to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, public health emergency. Local leaders urge the federal government to ensure funds and resources made available from the national emergency make it directly to our nation's cities, towns and villages.

"The National League of Cities understands the strain the…

Mar 11
White House
White House
  • COVID-19
  • Federal

Washington, DC – Today, NLC's leadership visited the White House to discuss federal-local partnership, communication and a coordinated response to the COVID-19, or coronavirus, public health emergency. Local leaders are on the front lines of responding to the outbreak of coronavirus disease, and coordination between all levels of government is critically important in ensuring the health and…

Mar 09
Leading Together
Leading Together
  • Federal

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), presidential candidate, announced her commitment to the Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda. Leading Together is the formative, nonpartisan platform from the National League of Cities that seeks to address the issues that keep America’s residents and local elected leaders up at night.

"Presidential candidates are committing…

Mar 09
Diversity Awards winners
Diversity Awards winners
  • Constituent Relations

The National League of Cities has selected eight municipalities for their innovative programs promoting inclusivity and diversity as the winners of its 2020 Cultural Diversity Awards.  

Submissions for the awards program were grouped by size, and evaluated for creativity, impact on the community and scope of the program. The winning communities: 

Populations of 500,001 and…