NLC Statement on Passage of Continuing Resolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On December 3, Congress passed a continuing resolution providing short-term appropriations for federal agencies to keep operating through February 18, 2022. Following the bill’s passage, National League of Cities (NLC) CEO and Executive Director Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement:  

“We are glad the Senate and House voted to prevent a government shutdown, which could have held up recovery efforts in communities across the nation. As cities, towns, and villages continue to rebuild and recover, we are thankful for the support of Congress through historic investments in infrastructure and critical aid provided by the American Rescue Plan Act.  

We urge Congress to continue to invest in communities by passing the Build Back Better Act, which would provide key workforce development funding needed to ensure we have enough trained workers ready to complete the long-overdue list of infrastructure projects facing our nation.” 

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