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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,...


Mar 27, 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...


Mar 27, 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...


Mar 24, 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...


Mar 20, 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...


Mar 16, 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...


Mar 13, 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...


Mar 13, 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...


Mar 11, 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...


Mar 07, 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...


Mar 02, 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)....


Feb 24, 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...


Feb 22, 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...


Feb 08, 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...


Jan 31, 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....


Jan 26, 2017, 15:37 ET 'Sanctuary Cities' Order Overly Broad, Does Little to Fix Nation's Broken Immigration System

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order yesterday intended to prohibit federal funding to so-called "sanctuary jurisdictions." The...


Jan 05, 2017, 10:47 ET New Report on Smart Cities Released by National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) today released "Trends in Smart City Development," a new report featuring case studies about how five cities –...


Dec 07, 2016, 15:18 ET Cities Welcome Passage of Cures Act, Applaud Opioid Provisions

Today, the U.S. Senate passed the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act, which authorizes access to $1 billion of funding to help communities...


Nov 21, 2016, 16:04 ET NLC President Matt Zone Creates Economic Mobility and Opportunity Task Force

The National League of Cities' (NLC) new president, Matt Zone, councilmember from Cleveland, Ohio, launched a new NLC Task Force on Economic...


Nov 19, 2016, 17:03 ET National League of Cities Announces 2017 Leadership and Board of Directors

The National League of Cities (NLC) today named its 2017 leadership and board of directors at its annual City Summit in Pittsburgh. The membership...


Nov 19, 2016, 16:57 ET Councilmember Matt Zone Elected President of the National League of Cities

Councilmember Matt Zone was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) today at the organization's 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh....


Nov 17, 2016, 17:44 ET NLC Recognizes Communities and Local Leaders for Achievements in Addressing Childhood Obesity through Let's Move! Cities, Towns and Counties

Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) recognized more than 30 cities and counties, and three local leaders for their efforts to improve...


Nov 17, 2016, 14:05 ET City-County Task Force on Opioid Epidemic Provides Strategies for Local Leaders

Today, the City-County National Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic released a new report called, A Prescription for Action: Local Resolve in Ending...


Nov 16, 2016, 14:52 ET NLC Report: How Cities Can Prepare for the Rapidly Changing Workforce

Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released its report, The Future of Work in Cities, which examines societal shifts and advancements in...


Nov 10, 2016, 10:43 ET NLC Kicks off Leadership in Community Resilience Program and Announces 10 Participating Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) and the Wells Fargo Foundation today commenced its Leadership in Community Resilience Program (LCRP) in Tempe,...