NLC Statement on Passage of Budget Continuing Resolution

February 29, 2024 - (1 min read)

The National League of Cities issued the following statement on Congress’ passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR):

“We are glad that a shutdown is now likely to be avoided following the continuing resolution (CR) passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. We are also hopeful that this will be the last short-term funding patch and that the 12 spending bills can be passed on a bipartisan basis as soon as possible,” said Clarence Anthony, CEO and Executive Director of the National League of Cities (NLC). “Without knowing the federal government’s spending levels, local officials are faced with uncertainty about how much they can count on from the federal government as they formulate their city budgets. At NLC’s upcoming Congressional City Conference, more than 2,500 local leaders from across the country will be coming to Washington to advocate for their communities. Budget certainty will be among the top issues our members will raise with their congressional delegations.”


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