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NLC News

Sep 17
covid-19
covid-19
  • Federal
  • COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – Following the release of the congressional Problem Solvers Caucus’ “March to Common Ground” COVID-19 relief framework, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

“The National League of Cities commends the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus for introducing the March to Common Ground framework that…

Sep 15
EPA
EPA
  • Federal
  • Environment & Sustainability

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its proposed 2020 Financial Capability Assessment for the Clean Water Act, which will help communities plan for water infrastructure improvements. Due to concerns about unfunded mandates on local governments, Congress directed the EPA to revise its 1997 Financial Capability Assessment Guidance, which is used to…

Sep 10
Treasury
Treasury
  • Federal
  • COVID-19

Washington, D.C. - On August 28, the U.S. Treasury Office of Inspector General surprised state and local officials with new and contradictory changes to regulatory and reporting requirements for the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF), authorized under the CARES Act. The change was communicated by the U.S. Treasury Office of…

Sep 03
white house
white house
  • Federal

Washington, D.C. - On September 3rd, President Trump issued the “Memorandum on Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities”. Following the President's memo on the possibility of defunding cities, Joe Buscaino, President Pro Tempore, Los Angeles City Council and President, National League of Cities, made…

Aug 20
Small Town America
Small Town America
  • Federal
  • COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – Mayors from across the country are calling on Congress and the White House to return to the negotiating table and deliver critical aid to local governments in the next COVID-19 relief package. While Congress is in recess, mayors from cities large and small are continuing to confront unprecedented budget crunches due to revenue shortfalls and increased costs caused by the…

Aug 13
Cityscape
Cityscape
  • Finance
  • Budget
  • COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – In an event to release the 35th annual City Fiscal Conditions report this morning, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement: 

“This report helps city leaders prepare for the storm that may still be coming to our nation. The reality is that our cities are struggling. We want to prepare local leaders…

Aug 07
Cities Are Essential
Cities Are Essential
  • Federal
  • COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – Following the news of the HEALS Act negotiations stalling unemployment data this morning, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

“America’s cities, towns and villages have been on the frontline of supporting our nation’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic since the beginning, and in…

Aug 07
workers
workers
  • Federal
  • COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – Following the release of July 2020 unemployment data this morning, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:

“Today’s jobs report underscores the fragility of the national economic recovery due to the resurgence of COVID-19 in communities across the country, emphasizing the need for direct federal…

Aug 06
unemployment
unemployment
  • COVID-19
  • Federal

Following the release of unemployment data for the last week of July, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities made the following statement:

The data is clear – the economic recovery is stagnant, if not in reverse. Americans continue to lose their jobs, hiring has stalled and more jobs will be at risk if Congress does not take urgent and decisive…

Aug 04
federal government
federal government
  • Federal
  • COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – A recent CNBC/Change Research poll found that more than two-thirds of voters support relief for state and local governments facing unprecedented shortfalls due to the pandemic. 69% of voters surveyed at the end of July indicated they support the federal government providing aid to state and local governments that are being forced to cut critical municipal services, cancel…