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Advocacy

NLC is first and foremost an advocate for the work of local government. Our work covers issues that impact municipalities at all levels – federal, state, and local. Advocacy efforts focus on advancing NLC's annual legislative agenda, monitoring regulatory action, and championing legal issues of national importance to local governments.

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Recent

  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — February 28, 2017 — In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald J. Trump singled out great American cities, including Detroit, Baltimore and Chicago, to illustrate his views on public safety and economic…

Washington DC
Washington DC
  • CitiesSpeak

"It can seem tempting to default on the side of industry in the hopes of spurring innovation, but obviously you cannot prioritize the needs of one entity or company over those of all the other actors in the room – namely…

photo - Meet Your City Technology and Communications Advocate
photo - Meet Your City Technology and Communications Advocate
  • Press Release

Attorney General Sessions to Address more than 2,000 City Officials and Other Delegates March 13, 2017

WASHINGTON — February 24, 2017 — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver remarks to more than 2,000 local…

DoJ Building in Washington, DC
DoJ Building in Washington, DC
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

NLC Lobbyists Take 135 Hill Meetings in First Quarter to Lay Groundwork for CCC Over 250 Meetings Set Up for Local Officials During Congressional City Conference Capitol Hill Advocacy Day NLC Urges Congress to Reinvest in…
Capitol Building
Capitol Building
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — February 17, 2017 — Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Scott Pruitt as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a 52 to 46 vote. The National League of Cities (NLC) congratulates…

Washington, DC
Washington, DC
  • CitiesSpeak

"When cities are given the directive and the resources, projects just get done faster, more efficiently and with better end results."

Every week leading up to the 2017 Congressional City Conference we'll feature…

photo - Meet Your Municipal Finance Advocate
photo - Meet Your Municipal Finance Advocate
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — February 10, 2017 — On Thursday, President Donald J. Trump signed a series of executive orders addressing law enforcement and public safety. The executive orders direct Attorney General Jeff Sessions to appoint individuals to a…

The White House at dusk
The White House at dusk
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

NLC Leads 20 State Fly-in to Remind Washington that Cities Lead City Hall 101: Local Leaders School Congressional Staff on Hometown Priorities State Directors and City Leaders Talk Brownfields, Unfunded Mandates with…
Capitol Building
Capitol Building
  • CitiesSpeak

“[An overhaul of the EPA] is not something that can nor will happen overnight, but I think we know that it is something the new administration is interested in.” 

Every week leading up to the 2017 Congressional…

photo - Meet Your City Energy and Environment Advocate
photo - Meet Your City Energy and Environment Advocate
  • Issue Brief

The vibrant network of infrastructure in America’s cities is the economic competitive advantage that allows our 122.5 million households and 7.5 million businesses to lead the world in an increasingly globalized economy. Yet, we know that our…