House Passes Two Short-Term CRs to Keep Federal Government Open Through Wednesday

After a tumultuous day on Thursday with U.S. House of Representatives leaders working to get sufficient votes on a long-term funding bill to keep the federal government open before the midnight deadline, the House passed two short-term continuing resolutions and gave the U.S. Senate until Wednesday to adopt a $1.1 trillion spending measure. Senators are […]

MWCOG and MARC recognized as Climate Action Champions for Leadership on Climate Change

The White House announced last week the U.S. Department of Energy’s selection of 16 national Climate Action Champions, recognizing local and regional efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance climate resilience. The 16 designated Climate Action Champions represent a diverse group of communities that are defining the frontier of ambitious climate action, and their […]

Former Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood Confirmed for NARC’s Legislative Conference

NARC is pleased to announce that former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will be a keynote speaker at the 2015 National Conference of Regions. LaHood currently serves as co-chair of Building America’s Future, a bipartisan coalition of current and former elected officials who are committed to raising awareness about the need to invest in our […]

House Panel Holds Hearing on Emergency Response Communications

At a November 18 hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, state officials warned that expired federal funding for emergency response communications could result in a hampered response to disasters. After 9/11, lawmakers responded to the inability of emergency responders to communicate with funding for the […]

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