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  • Federal Advocacy Update

Welcome to a special holiday edition of the Federal Advocacy Update. With Congress in recess this week, we’re taking this opportunity to report on the latest federal issues affecting cities that have occurred over the last month. It promises to…

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Flags in DC
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — June 29, 2017 — Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed H.R. 3003 — the “No Sanctuary for Criminals Act.” The legislation broadly attempts to undermine local authority over public safety by coercing local…

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U.S. Capitol Building
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — June 27, 2017 — Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Senate leaders that he intends to delay a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until after the July 4th recess. Yesterday, the Congressional Budget…

U.S. Capitol Building
U.S. Capitol Building
  • CitiesSpeak

On Thursday, National League of Cities (NLC) Board Member Patrick Wojahn, mayor of College Park, Maryland, testified before the new Bipartisan Task Force on Intergovernmental Relations created by House Speaker Paul Ryan…

photo - House Leaders Hear NLC on Issues of Preemption and Local Control
photo - House Leaders Hear NLC on Issues of Preemption and Local Control
  • CitiesSpeak

While proponents argue the infrastructure proposal would deliver greater control to states and local governments, the proposal appears to back down on a direct investment in infrastructure that cities and the nation…

photo - 6 Things Cities Need to Know About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
photo - 6 Things Cities Need to Know About Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
  • Federal Advocacy Update

In this issue:

From the Podium: NLC City Advocate Spotlight Federal Budget Webinar: How City Leaders Can Fight the Cuts FCC Updates Commenting Deadlines for New Broadband Infrastructure Proposals Cities Condemn President Trump’s Decision…
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U.S. Capitol
  • Webinar

The Trump Administration released their full Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal last month, which includes $54 billion in domestic cuts that would eliminate dozens of successful programs, including CDBG, TIGER grants for transportation projects and…

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US Capitol
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON — June 1, 2017 — Today, America’s city leaders issued a strong condemnation of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The agreement, which was supported by the…

Wyoming Coal Plant
Wyoming Coal Plant
  • CitiesSpeak

If the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act passes, it could set a dangerous precedent that would allow the federal government to nationalize the police and limit local authority to manage their police departments.

photo - New Legislation Would Make Local Police Officers Federal Agents
photo - New Legislation Would Make Local Police Officers Federal Agents
  • CitiesSpeak

Let’s face it, big cities get a lot of attention. Nationwide, we hear about the accomplishments and innovations of the nation’s biggest cities every day.

Yet small city leaders face many of the same problems that…

photo - It’s Small Cities Month at NLC. Here’s Why We’re Celebrating.
photo - It’s Small Cities Month at NLC. Here’s Why We’re Celebrating.