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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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  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: NLC President and Executive Director Take To Capitol Hill To Applaud Transportation Efforts Congress Clears Legislation to Fund the Government in 2016  Cities Bring Powerful Voice to Paris Climate Change Negotiations  Tax Ban…
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: New Long Term Transportation Bill Set to Become Law  House Committee Agrees - Muni Bonds are High Quality Presidential Election Update: Cities Lead 2016 Watch Online: Metropolitan Broadband Discussion with Brookings Institution …
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: NLC Urges Congress to Protect Local Gains in Transportation Bill NLC Provides Guidance to Congress on Funding Priorities for FY2016 NLC Urges Senate to Reject Sanctuary Cities Amendment "Waters of the U.S." Sees Senate Action, But…
  • Press Release

On Thursday, Nov. 5, Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks to city leaders during the Opening General Session of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Congress of Cities & Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. "I have never been…

  • Press Release

Nashville, Tenn.—Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks to city leaders during the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Congress of Cities and Exposition in Nashville, Tenn. The vice president's remarks will take place on November…

  • Press Release

During last week's presidential debate in Boulder, Colo., the candidates finally started to dig into the issues that the National League of Cities has highlighted in its Cities Lead 2016 campaign. However, the conversation was cursory at best and…

Republican Debate October 28 Word Cloud
Republican Debate October 28 Word Cloud
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: Cities Commend House Transportation Committee on Markup of Highway Bill  NLC Conference Delegates to Vote on Changes to NLC National Municipal Policy in Nashville  Stand Up for Cities Before the Next Presidential Debate  House…
  • Press Release

A robust line-up of speakers and sessions that feature inspiring keynote addresses, skill-building seminars, innovate learning approaches, mobile workshops, and great opportunities to network with colleagues from across the country are in store…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: Mayor Gary Resnick Testifies Before the Senate on Wireless Broadband Court Halts Implementation of "Waters of the U.S." Rule Cities Urge Congress to Pass Legislation Supporting Homeless Veterans Florida League of Cities Advocates…
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue:  NLC Launches #CitiesLead2016 for the Presidential Election  Will the Federal Government Be Open For Business on October 1?  Deadline October 14: Apply to Serve on a Federal Advocacy Committee Now  Transportation Advocates Turn…