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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: 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…
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: Rep. Chaffetz Introduces E-Fairness Legislation in the House  NLC Board and Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee Members Convene in Utah House Committee Passes Bills That Interfere with Local Taxing Authority  Permanent…
  • Press Release

Hosted by NLC President Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, more than 200 local leaders from all across the country convened in the city last week for the National League of Cities (NLC) summer board of directors meeting and policy forum. In…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Press Release

SALT LAKE CITY – More than 200 local leaders are convening this week in Salt Lake City for the National League of Cities (NLC) summer board of directors meeting and policy forum. In addition to a business meeting for NLC's board of directors, the…

  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: EPA Releases Final "Waters of the U.S." Rule Preemption of Local Authority on Internet Taxation Legislation Headed to House Floor Next Week The E-Fairness Hearing That Never Was Supreme Court Rules Motive and Knowledge Not the…
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: NLC and Cities Lead During Infrastructure Week 2015 NLC Applauds House Support for Local Concerns in EPA "Waters of the U.S." Rule  House Committee Approves Justice Appropriations Measure  NLC Files Comments with IRS on ACA "…
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: Take Action on Infrastructure Investment  NLC Supports Congressional Action on "Waters of the U.S." Local Leaders Fight to Protect CDBG Funding  NLC Urges Congressional Leadership to Match Transportation Funds to Local Need  NLC…
  • Press Release

Last week, NLC expressed support for House and Senate legislation to halt the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps) proposed rule on "waters of the U.S."

Bills in both chambers would…

Press Release
Press Release
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: NLC Calls For Transportation Funding Certainty TIGER Grant Applications Opening for FY2015 NLC Gears up for Infrastructure Week NLC Submits Tax Reform Recommendations to Senate Finance Committee Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bill…
  • Federal Advocacy Update
In this issue: NLC President Calls for Increased Transportation Funding for Local Priorities NLC Asks EPA to Delay New Ozone Standards Show Your Support for Executive Action on Immigration Letter to Protect Muni Bonds: Did Your Representative…