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  • Federal Advocacy Update
Leaders from Cabinet and Capitol Hill to Address Congressional City Conference

Angelina Panettieri, panettieri@nlc.org, 202.626.3196

Attendees of this year's Congressional City Conference, held March 8-12 in Washington, D.C., will hear…

  • CitiesSpeak

NLC’s annual Congressional City Conference is taking place in our nation’s capital from March 8th through the 12th this year. This event is an opportunity to network and share best practices with  over 2,000 local and appointed city…

  • News Announcement

Washington, D.C. - National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. today released this statement calling on Congress to raise the U.S. debt ceiling limit:

"As the federal government approaches its debt…

  • Federal Advocacy Update
NLC Responds to State of the Union

Angelina Panettieri, panettieri@nlc.org, 202.626.3196

In his State of the Union address this week, President Obama discussed many issues important to cities, including immigration reform, transportation…

  • CitiesSpeak

President Obama is expected to make economic inequality a major component of his State of the Union Tuesday night, addressing what recent headlines and research have concluded is a threat to the future prosperity of our country. Consistently…

  • Federal Advocacy Update
Congressional City Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

Angelina Panettieri, 202.626.3196

This year’s Congressional City Conference, held March 8-12 in Washington, DC, will feature top voices in today’s political media. The Conference…

  • CitiesSpeak

An extended conversation with NLC President Chris Coleman. Listen to an abbreviated podcast of this interview on NLC's Sound Cloud account. As the end of the year approaches, top 100 lists, year-in-reviews and “person of the year”…

  • CitiesSpeak

Washington, DC is a transient city.  At least it feels that way to me, a transplant.  I moved to DC a little over two years ago, after spending a couple years in Chicago, and before that, Louisville.  When I meet people here,…

  • CitiesSpeak

According to Standard & Poor’s, the cost of the 16-day federal government shutdown was $24 billion.  Twenty-four billion dollars! Twenty-four billion dollars can make a huge difference to cities and the people who live in them.  To…

  • CitiesSpeak

The ongoing government shutdown hasn’t just frozen vital federal programs and funding streams, it has also made it difficult for citizens frustrated by the gridlock to reach their members of Congress. Federal agencies were not the only…