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NARC Analysis: American Rescue Plan

NARC Analysis: American Rescue Plan Last week, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. The $1.9 trillion bill will provide additional relief to address the continued impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. NARC has created a PowerPoint presentation

Bob Cannon Takes the Lead as Next President of the National Association of Regional Councils

For Immediate Release. Contact: 202.618.6363 / eli.spang@narc.org Clinton Township, MI, Supervisor Bob Cannon Takes the Lead as Next President of the National Association of Regional Councils Washington, DC (February 8, 2021): Clinton Township, MI, Supervisor Bob Cannon was elected this evening to serve as the next president of the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC). Cannon’s

NARC / Urban Institute Webinar: Integrating Racial Equity in Regional Housing Policy

Please join the Urban Institute, in collaboration with NARC, for a timely presentation and discussion on integrating racial equity in regional housing policy. Throughout the presentation, participants will learn about policies that promote regional housing equity, see examples of promising work being done across the country, learn about Urban Institute data tools for decision making, and discuss how to unite diverse jurisdictions under one common equity-focused policy agenda.

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Regional Councils Urge Congress to Include Relief for Transit in COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Twenty-one NARC-member regional councils have written to congressional leadership requesting critical funding for transit agencies to maintain operations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain their resources. Click here to view the letter. The agencies call for $32 Billion in emergency federal funds to be included in an upcoming stimulus package to be passed before

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Problem Solvers Caucus Release Language on New COVID-19 Relief Package

Late yesterday afternoon, the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus released the long-awaited bill text for their $908 billion coronavirus relief package. The legislation  is a two-part stimulus plan: a $748 billion package focusing on areas of agreement and a separate $160 billion bill that includes the most controversial provisions for lawmakers — additional funding for state and local government and liability protections. It’s

It’s NARC Membership Week – Thanks for Being a NARC Member!

The National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) annual Membership Week begins this week! This week is all about you, our members, because without your support and leadership, NARC would not be able to do the work we do: bringing regional councils across the country together and advocating for regional solutions in Washington. With the COVID-19

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NARC HEALS Act Summary

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took to the Senate floor last week to introduce the HEALS Act, the Senate Republicans’ plan for a coronavirus relief package that would follow up the CARES Act passed earlier this year. “Our nation stands now at an important crossroads in this battle,” McConnell said. “We have one foot

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Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) Update

Congress has managed to hold to a two-year reauthorization schedule for the last three Water Resource Development Acts (2014, 2016, and 2018) and it looks like they are on track to increase that streak to four this year. This past Wednesday, the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee voted unanimously to move H.R. 7575 The Water

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Summer Federal Appropriations Update

As we approach the dog days of summer, the federal appropriations process is finally heating up. This follows several months of being on hold as Congress tried to address the growing coronavirus pandemic, the staggering drop in unemployment, and cries for action regarding racial injustice and police brutality. With Election Day less than four months

Congratulations to NARC’s Photo Contest Winners!

During last week’s virtual conference, NARC President Marge Vogt announced the winners of NARC’s photo contest and shared the stories behind these great pictures. Click here to view the six winning entries and read the stories behind these photos. Also included are the runner-up entries. With so many excellent entries, it was a real challenge to pick the winners!