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01 Jun, 2017, 16:28 ET Cities Condemn President Trump's Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement

Today, America's city leaders issued a strong condemnation of President Donald J. Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris...


24 May, 2017, 09:31 ET National League of Cities Reveals Top 10 Issues That Matter to Cities in 2017

A comprehensive analysis of mayoral state of the city speeches released today by the National League of Cities (NLC) finds that economic...


23 May, 2017, 15:30 ET Trump's Proposed Budget Could Bankrupt Cities and Towns

This morning, the Trump Administration sent its full budget proposal to Congress. The proposal includes unprecedented cuts that would slash or...


04 May, 2017, 15:14 ET Cities Applaud Congress for Passage of Bipartisan Spending Package

This afternoon, Congress passed the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which funds the federal government through the end of September....


04 May, 2017, 15:12 ET Cities Cannot Afford Health Care Bill, Urge Senate to Vote No

This afternoon, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a repeal and replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). While the...


01 May, 2017, 14:29 ET New Partnership Between the National League of Cities and Center for Social Inclusion to Advance Racial Equity

The National League of Cities (NLC) and Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) announced today a bold collaboration to support local government in...


26 Apr, 2017, 15:20 ET Cities Applaud Court Injunction Against "Sanctuary Cities" Executive Order

Yesterday, a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for Northern California issued a ruling nationwide that blocks the Trump administration from...


26 Apr, 2017, 14:11 ET Local Leaders Testify Before Congress on Unfunded Mandates

Today, Councilmember Jermaine Reed, Kansas City, Missouri, and Judge/Executive Gary Moore, Boone County, Kentucky, testified before the House...


30 Mar, 2017, 16:44 ET Cities Applaud Trump's Commission on Opioids, But Need Efforts Already Underway to Continue

Last night, President Trump signed an executive order that establishes his Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis....


30 Mar, 2017, 09:50 ET 20 Cities Awarded Grants by National League of Cities to Support Afterschool and Summer Meals

The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced that 20 cities were awarded grants to create or expand programs providing children with...


28 Mar, 2017, 15:56 ET Cities Will Continue to Fight Climate Change if Washington Will Not

Today, President Donald J. Trump signed the Energy Independence Executive Order, a measure that begins the process of undoing the Clean Power Plan,...


27 Mar, 2017, 17:29 ET Cities Respond to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Plan to Penalize "Sanctuary Cities"

Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced a plan to require cities applying for Department of Justice grants to certify their compliance with...


27 Mar, 2017, 13:30 ET National League of Cities Launches New Initiative to Align City Services and Supports for Young Children with the Goal of Building an Early Learning Nation

The National League of Cities (NLC) today announced a new initiative to increase the likelihood that all children will achieve educational success...


24 Mar, 2017, 18:27 ET In a Victory for Cities, Congress Fails to Pass the American Health Care Act

House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA) from a vote this afternoon. The AHCA was designed to repeal the...


20 Mar, 2017, 15:12 ET Irma Esparza Diggs Joins National League of Cities to Lead Federal Advocacy

The National League of Cities (NLC) welcomes Irma Esparza Diggs as senior executive and director of the organization's federal advocacy. In her...


16 Mar, 2017, 16:31 ET Trump Budget Proposal an Attack on Vital City Programs

This morning, the White House released its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018, featuring sweeping cuts to federal agencies and programs that...


13 Mar, 2017, 15:41 ET At Critical Time for Nation's Cities, Congressional City Conference Opens with 2,400 Local Leaders Convening in Washington

At a time when cities are under threat from federal funding cuts, more than 2,400 of the nation's city officials are uniting in Washington this...


13 Mar, 2017, 14:08 ET National League of Cities Honors Six Cities for Promoting Cultural Diversity

The National League of Cities (NLC) today recognized six cities for implementing programs that enhance and promote cultural diversity in their...


11 Mar, 2017, 11:59 ET UPDATED: 2,000 City Leaders to Gather in Washington for National League of Cities' 2017 Congressional City Conference

The National League of Cities' (NLC) annual Congressional City Conference will gather 2,000 local elected leaders and city staff in Washington...


07 Mar, 2017, 16:38 ET NLC Statement on House Plan to Replace the Affordable Care Act

Yesterday evening, House Republicans unveiled a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The plan removes the mandate for health...


02 Mar, 2017, 17:30 ET Cities Congratulate Dr. Ben Carson on Confirmation as HUD Secretary

Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Ben Carson as the 16th secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)....


24 Feb, 2017, 16:41 ET U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to Address National League of Cities Congressional City Conference

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver remarks to more than 2,000 local officials and other delegates convened in Washington for the...


22 Feb, 2017, 10:33 ET City Rights in an Era of Preemption: New Report from National League of Cities

Today, National League of Cities (NLC) in partnership with the state municipal leagues released a new report entitled, "City Rights in an Era of...


08 Feb, 2017, 11:26 ET In Day of Action, More Than 35 State Municipal League Executive Directors and Officers Join NLC to Advocate for City Priorities on Capitol Hill

In a day of action on Capitol Hill, more than 35 executive directors and local leaders from more than 20 state municipal leagues have come to...


31 Jan, 2017, 19:05 ET National League of Cities Statement on Confirmation of Elaine Chao as U.S. Transportation Secretary

Today, in a show of bipartisan support, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed the appointment of Elaine Chao as the 18th Secretary of the U.S....