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National League of Cities Responds to the State of the Union; Urges Congress to Move Quickly

National League of Cities Responds to the State of the Union; Urges Congress to Move Quickly

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement is from Marie Lopez Rogers, president of the National League of Cities (NLC) and mayor of Avondale, AZ in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address: “I was [...]

Cities Jobs Response: Modest Growth Continues to Worry City Officials

Cities Jobs Response: Modest Growth Continues to Worry City Officials

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement is from Marie Lopez Rogers, president of the National League of Cities (NLC) and mayor of Avondale, AZ in response to today’s unemployment report: “Today’s unemployment rate showed modest growth, [...]

National League of Cities Encouraged by Bipartisan Approach to Immigration

National League of Cities Encouraged by Bipartisan Approach to Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C — Marie Lopez Rogers, president of the National League of Cities, and mayor of Avondale, AZ., released the following statement responding to today’s immigration framework announcement by the bipartisan group of Senators lead by [...]

Cities Jobs Response: Slow Growth Reiterates Need to Fix Deficit

Cities Jobs Response: Slow Growth Reiterates Need to Fix Deficit

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement is from Marie Lopez Rogers, president of the National League of Cities and mayor of Avondale, AZ in response to today’s unemployment report: “Today’s unemployment numbers, while showing positive growth, [...]

NLC Urges House to Pass Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Immediately…

NLC Urges House to Pass Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Immediately…

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement is from Marie Lopez Rogers, President of the National League of Cities, Mayor, Avondale, AZ, in response to the House of Representatives delayed vote on aid for Hurricane Sandy recovery [...]

Appalling Fiscal Cliff Debate Still Leaves Cities At Risk

Appalling Fiscal Cliff Debate Still Leaves Cities At Risk

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement is from National League of Cities (NLC) President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor of Avondale, AZ, in response to passage of legislation to avert the fiscal cliff: “On behalf of cities [...]

NRA Tone Deaf In Ignoring the Issue of Gun Violence

NRA Tone Deaf In Ignoring the Issue of Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement is from John DeStefano, former President of The National League of Cities, Mayor, New Haven, CT, released the following statement in response to today's National Rifle Association (NRA) press conference: [...]

Cities Jobs Response: Slow Growth Creates an Impetus to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

Cities Jobs Response: Slow Growth Creates an Impetus to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

WASHINGTON, DC – The following statement is from Marie Lopez Rogers, president of the National League of Cities, and mayor of Avondale, AZ in response to today's unemployment report: "Today's unemployment report shows the country moving [...]

NLC to NHL: Cities depend on hockey season for jobs, revenue

NLC to NHL: Cities depend on hockey season for jobs, revenue

WASHINGTON, DC — The National League of Cities joins St. Paul, Minnesota and cities across the nation in calling on National Hockey League (NHL) players and owners to hasten negotiations and end the current lockout before [...]

National League of Cities Applauds Transportation Bill

National League of Cities Applauds Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National League of Cities' (NLC) president, Ted Ellis, mayor of Bluffton IN, released the following statement responding to the Senate and the House passing a two year transportation bill after nine short-term [...]

Supreme Court Decision Spotlights the Need for Congressional Action

Supreme Court Decision Spotlights the Need for Congressional Action

WASHINGTON, D.C — The following statement is from Donald J. Borut, executive director of the National League of Cities responding to today’s Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona SB 1070. “Today’s Court ruling affirms the supremacy of [...]

National League of Cities Supports Administration’s Announcement on Deportations

National League of Cities Supports Administration’s Announcement on Deportations

WASHINGTON, DC — The following statement is from Don Borut, executive director of the National League of Cities, responding to President Obama’s decision to stop deporting young immigrants who came to the United States as children. [...]

NLC : Congress Must Stop Partisan Bickering…

NLC : Congress Must Stop Partisan Bickering…

WASHINGTON ,DC — The following statement is from Ted Ellis, Mayor of Bluffton, Indiana, and President of the National League of Cities, in response to the May 2012 jobs numbers: “May’s jobs numbers reflect minimal economic [...]

National League of Cities to Partner on MacArthur-Funded Study of City Fiscal Capacity

National League of Cities to Partner on MacArthur-Funded Study of City Fiscal Capacity

WASHINGTON, DC — The National League of Cities Center for Research & Innovation has received a three year grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to study city governments' responses to and recovery [...]

NLC Encourages Congress to Pass a Long Term Transportation Bill

NLC Encourages Congress to Pass a Long Term Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON, DC — Since President Eisenhower pulled the nation together through the building of a national highway network, leaders from both political parties have extolled the importance of a strong, intermodal transportation network to our national [...]

National League of Cities Thanks Both Parties for JOBS Act

National League of Cities Thanks Both Parties for JOBS Act

WASHINGTON, DC — James E. Mitchell, Jr., Charlotte City Councilmember and Past President of the National League of Cities, and Donald J. Borut, Executive Director, of the National League of Cities, are attending today's signing of the [...]

NLC Applauds Passage of Senate Transportation Bill

NLC Applauds Passage of Senate Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON, DC — The National League of Cities today applauded Senators for their strong leadership in passing S.1813 in a bipartisan effort.  This multiyear surface transportation bill is a model for the House of Representatives as it [...]

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