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NLC News

Jul 01
infrastructure
infrastructure
  • Federal
  • COVID-19

Following the passage of the Moving Forward Act in the House today, Joe Buscaino, Los Angeles Council President Pro Tempore and President, National League of Cities made the following statement: 

"The National League of Cities applauds the passage of the House “Moving Forward Act”, which will make realistic investments across the country to recover from COVID-19, rebuild our essential…

Jun 23
classroom
classroom
  • Early Childhood

Washington, D.C. – The National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families (NLC YEF Institute) proudly announces the inaugural cohort of Early Childhood Municipal Fellows. Over the next 18 months, the NLC YEF Institute will equip fellows with the knowledge and skills to navigate the political landscape and leverage municipal policies and practices to help address longstanding…

Jun 23
infrastructure
infrastructure
  • COVID-19
  • Federal

Washington, D.C.— Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) leadership announced the publication of new survey data from over 1,100 municipalities across the country on the financial impact of COVID-19 on America’s cities, towns and villages. The survey, which focuses on local spending cuts, found that 74% of municipalities have already started making unavoidable cuts and adjustments in…

Jun 22
U.S. Supreme Court building
U.S. Supreme Court building
  • Advocacy

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that protections of Title VII in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 extend to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer individuals. This landmark ruling is a huge victory for civil rights advocates and members of the LGBTQ community. NLC President and Los Angeles Council President Pro Tempore said the following about the decision:

“As we…

Jun 18
Police
Police
  • Federal
  • Public Safety

Washington, D.C. – The National League of Cities’ (NLC) Board of Directors unanimously approved a Resolution on the Use of Force by Municipal Law Enforcement Officers. “NLC believes that trust between law enforcement officers and the people they serve and protect is essential to a municipality’s stability, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of…

Jun 05
worker
worker
  • COVID-19
  • Federal

WASHINGTON – Following today's release of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report for the month of May, Clarence E. Anthony, CEO and Executive Director, National League of Cities made the following statement:

"While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the country gained 2.5 million jobs in May, the economic recovery of our nation is uneven. The pandemic continues…

May 20
Congress
Congress
  • COVID-19

WASHINGTON – More than 170 businesses, associations, and community organizations sent a letter to congressional leaders in the House and Senate today urging them to provide direct federal assistance to America’s cities, towns, and villages in the next congressional recovery bill. The coalition is coming together following the bipartisan decision to shut down the nation’s economy due to COVID-…

May 18
  • COVID-19

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) formally introduced the bipartisan State and Municipal Assistance for Recovery and Transition (SMART) Act. This legislation aims to deliver critical, federal relief and funding to cities, towns, villages on the frontlines of America's response to and recovery from COVID-19.   

Following the bills release, …

May 12
House of Representatives
House of Representatives
  • COVID-19
  • Federal

Washington, DC – Today, the House of Representatives introduced the HEROES Act, a proposal for the next set of economic funding and relief in the ongoing national COVID-19 response and recovery. The bill includes funds for our nation's cities, towns and villages and for counties, with $375 billion allocated to local governments, which will help protect communities, essential workers and…

May 05
Cities Are Essential
Cities Are Essential
  • COVID-19
  • Federal

WASHINGTON— May 5, 2020 – Today, the National League of Cities, the voice of the over 19,000 cities, towns and villages in the United States, launched a campaign to secure economic relief for the communities on the frontline of America’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Cities Are Essential campaign calls for $500 billion in direct federal aid and economic relief from the…