Federal and City Relations
“I urge you to enlist cities as partners,” transportation commissioner Polly Trottenberg told Senate lawmakers.
“This will be a problem for the foreseeable future,” said Diane Yentel, president and CEO of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, which released a new study Wednesday.
The draft legislation covers programs that help fund water infrastructure, and that provide payments to rural counties.
The city faces a potential labor shortage in key industries it’s typically filled with immigrants.
On issues ranging from sanctuary cities to telecommunications, activists are betting big on the Supreme Court’s sports gambling decision.
The National League of Cities analyzed 160 of the speeches.
President Trump signed the legislation on Thursday.
Broadband accessibility advocates worry a bill working its way through the Senate might “water down” the FCC’s minimum speed standard.
Water and sewer utility provisions found in the Senate version of the legislation aren't included in the House draft.
A U.S. House task force is looking at the possibility of a 2.0 version of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
“When you make the case properly, people are willing to pay into the system that reflects them.”
"We're very actively working on it," said Sen. Jim Inhofe, who chairs a public works subcommittee.
The prospect of making changes to federally-backed drinking water and sewer lending programs is proving to be controversial.
“There’s a lot to like about this legislation,” said Sen. Tom Carper, top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee.
The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act would be authorized through 2021 under a bill released Thursday.
Federal immigration officials say that in sanctuary cities, they have little choice but to carry out enforcement activities in neighborhoods and other community locations, even though it is not an efficient use of their time or resources.
The group has seen plenty of action in the Trump era.
The House Appropriations Committee included the spending increase in fiscal 2019 legislation for water and energy programs.
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