The Administration has released an updated version of its reauthorization proposal – the Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America Act or the GROW AMERICA Act. This bill would provide $478 billion for a six-year reauthorization (just under $80 billion per year), paid for with […]
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Today, NARC released a local government coalition letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator McCarthy regarding the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone. The National Association of Counties (NACo), National League of Cities (NLC), and U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) also signed onto this letter. “On behalf of the nation’s mayors, counties, cities and regions, […]
May is Older Americans Month, honoring older Americans and their contributions to their communities and the nation. Originally designated as Senior Citizens Month by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, this year’s theme for the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA) is Get into the Act. The U.S. Department of Health and Human […]
In a 316-101 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015 (PRRIA; H.R. 749), which authorizes Amtrak passenger rail for four years. The bill makes some structural changes to Amtrak’s funding, creating separate accounts for the Northeast Corridor and the National Network, and the creation of a […]
On February 4th, 2015, Administrator McCarthy of the EPA met with both the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, to discuss the recently proposed Waters of the United States rule. Administrator McCarthy testified that EPA’s connectivity report that was recently released provides the scientific […]