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NLC News

Aug 16
American housing
American housing
  • Federal
  • Community & Housing
  • Housing

WASHINGTON — August 16, 2018 — Today the National League of Cities (NLC) announced that it is joining the steering committee for the “Opportunity Starts at Home" campaign, a multi-sector initiative focused on advancing federal solutions that address housing affordability. As a top priority for city leaders, NLC has long advocated for a federal partnership that works with city leaders to expand…

Aug 14
Interior of Capitol building dome.
Interior of Capitol building dome.
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

Cities Stand to Benefit from Senate Budget Milestone With August Recess in Full Swing, City Leaders Urge Congress to Rebuild With Us Congress Moves Toward Conference on Farm Bill USDA Seeks Comment on New Rural Broadband Pilot Program FCC Votes to Uphold OTMR and Ban Moratoria on Wireless Siting Apply for a 2019 Federal Advocacy Committee FRA Requests Input on…
Jul 31
The White House
The White House
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — July 31, 2018 — With the signing of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act by the president, the National League of Cities (NLC) is pleased to see the passage of legislation that reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins Act). The following statement may be attributed to NLC President Mark Stodola, mayor of…

Jul 31
The exterior of the U.S. Capitol Building
The exterior of the U.S. Capitol Building
  • Federal
  • Advocacy

In this issue:

FY19 Appropriations: Where Are We Now Outgoing House Chairman Releases Plan to Fix Federal Infrastructure Funding First Peek at Tax Reform 2.0 Congress Extends NFIP Hours Before Deadline Don’t Let Congress Widen the Digital Divide President Signs Career and Technical Education Bill into Law How the BDAC Could Shape Cities’ Digital Future NLC Responds to National…
Jul 27
Chairman Pai
Chairman Pai
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — July 27, 2018 — Members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) voted today to continue work on a “Model Code for States” framework for small cell wireless infrastructure deployment. The following statement may be attributed to Angelina Panettieri, principal associate, Technology and Communications at the National League of…

Jul 26
Road construction
Road construction
  • Federal

The following statement may be attributed to the National League of Cities (NLC), National Association of Counties (NACo), National Governors Association (NGA), Council of State Governments (CSG) and the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL):

"State and local government organizations appreciate the continued focus on legislative solutions to America’s looming and longstanding…

Jul 26
Federal Communications Commission building
Federal Communications Commission building
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — July 26, 2018 — Members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) voted today to adopt the “Model Code for Municipalities” framework for 5G broadband deployment. The following statement may be attributed to Angelina Panettieri, principal associate, Technology and Communications at the National League of Cities (NLC):

“The…

Jul 20
White House
White House
  • Federal

WASHINGTON — July 20, 2018 — With the recent workforce announcement from the White House on the National Council for the American Worker, its advisory board and the new Pledge to America’s Workers, the National League of Cities (NLC) is pleased to see a continued focus on the need for investment in workforce development, which is critical to the economic strength of cities. The following…

Jul 16
Drone
Drone
  • Innovation

WASHINGTON — July 16, 2018 — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has selected Mayor Wade O. Troxell, Ph.D., of the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, to serve on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) which convenes today for the first time under its new two-year charter in Santa Clara, California.

The DAC represents a cross-section of technology and…

Jul 10
Kansas City
Kansas City
  • Leadership & Management

WASHINGTON – July 10, 2018 – The National League of Cities (NLC) board of directors selected Kansas City, Missouri, to host its 2022 City Summit conference taking place November 16-19, 2022. The event will bring thousands of city leaders, corporate partners and city staff to Kansas City for four days of educational seminars, policymaking and networking activities. City Summit is the largest…