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  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: Get Involved: Become A Federal Advocacy Committee Member Progress Still Needed on E-Fairness Legislation Local Officials Seizing Bully Pulpit on Transportation to get a Better Deal for Cities and Towns New Resources on Supreme…
  • Press Release

The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) is set to expire on October 1, and NLC is fighting to ensure that any further preemption of taxation of Internet access remains temporary. ITFA is a moratorium that prohibits state and local governments from…

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Binary Code Waves
  • Press Release

As Congress returns to its work this month, NLC continues to press for progress on e-fairness. Since Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775) this summer, hundreds of city advocates have…

Shopping Online
Shopping Online
  • Press Release

WASHINGTON—On the eve to the first Republican presidential debate, the National League of Cities (NLC) sent a letter to participating candidates calling on them to discuss the top issues that are at the forefront of concern to cities: the economy…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Federal Advocacy Update

With both the House and the Senate adjourning for the August recess, the next issue of the Federal Advocacy Update will be published on Friday, September 11. When Congress reconvenes on September 8, they will face deadlines to pass spending bills…

  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: E-fairness Gains Momentum; More Local Voices Needed  National League of Cities Leadership Goes to the Hill to Make the Case for Transportation Funding  FY 2016 Spending Bills in Doubt Labor Department Proposes Changes to Overtime…
  • Press Release

As the deadline approaches for transportation funding to run out, Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Ranking Member Barbara Boxer (D-CA) unveiled the bipartisan "DRIVE Act" (S 1647), the long-awaited Senate…

Becker and Boxer
Becker and Boxer
  • Press Release

In a meeting with Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), lead sponsor of the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA, HR 2775), last…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release
National League of Cities Takes on the Hill, Asks Lawmakers to Support City Priorities


by Tim Mudd

National League of Cities (NLC) President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, recently visited the nation's capitol to push…

  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: Co-Sponsors Needed to Level the Playing Field! Watch Online: NLC President Becker Talks Climate Resilience July 9 July 13: Startup in a Day Funding Opportunity Deadline Supreme Court Closes Term with Landmark Cases, City Impacts…