Articles by: NADO Admin

  • NADO Advocates for Rural Development Priorities in Farm Bill

    Posted on: August 2nd, 2018 by NADO Admin

    On Thursday, NADO joined the Campaign for a Renewed Rural Development (CRRD) to express support for a robust Rural Development Title in this year’s farm bill reauthorization. CRRD sent a letter to key congressional members outlining key Rural Development priorities...

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  • LOT Coalition Requests Sustained Investments for Transportation Programs

    Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    This week, the Local Officials in Transportation (LOT) Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations committees requesting continued investments in transportation programs. Funding priorities outlined in the letter include Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP), Federal Transit Administration...

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  • NADO and LISC Hosting Special Presentation on Opportunity Zones

    Posted on: July 9th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    On July 24, NADO and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (http://www NULL.lisc NULL.org/) (LISC) will hold a featured webinar on the new Opportunity Zones program.  The presentation, Taking the Opportunity: A Guide to Opportunity Zones, will introduce participants to the...

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  • U.S. DOT Announces $1.5 Billion BUILD Discretionary Grant Program; Webinar Series Planned for May

    Posted on: April 26th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity inviting applications for $1.5 billion in surface transportation grants provided by the fiscal year (FY) 2018 omnibus appropriations act.  The program, Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development...

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  • House Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill on Party-Line Vote

    Posted on: April 20th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    This week, the House Agriculture Committee approved the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (https://www NULL.congress NULL.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr2%22%5D%7D&r=1) (H.R. 2), on a party-line vote of 26 – 20.  The hours-long mark-up was dominated by debate over the farm bill’s nutrition title...

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  • Senator Shelby Begins Tenure as Chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee

    Posted on: April 13th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    On April 11, Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) was selected by fellow Senate Republicans to serve as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Shelby previously served as vice chairman.  The appointment follows the retirement of former Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) who...

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  • House Agriculture Committee Releases Text of 2018 Farm Bill; Markup Scheduled for April 18

    Posted on: April 13th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    This week, the House Agriculture Committee Chairman Michael Conaway (R-TX) introduced H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018.  Commonly known as the farm bill, the legislation addresses policy issues facing farmers and ranchers as well as national food...

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  • Next NADO Legislative Update Webinar Scheduled for April 11

    Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    NADO will host its next legislative update webinar on April 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET.  The webinar will focus on the historic domestic discretionary spending increases included in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 omnibus spending package including increases for core...

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  • FY2018 Omnibus Spending Package Favorable to Regional Development Organizations

    Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 by NADO Admin

    On March 22, the House and Senate passed an omnibus spending bill for fiscal year (FY) 2018. The bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, funds federal programs through the remainder of the fiscal year (until September 30, 2018). House...

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  • NADO Announces 2018 Congressional Partnership Awards

    Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by NADO Admin

    The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) has announced recipients of the 2018 Congressional Partnership Awards. The award recognizes members of Congress for their leadership and contribution to regional economic and community development. The biennial awards program recognizes members of...

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