Articles by: Jennifer Walsh

  • FAA Extension Deal Finally Reached

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On Friday, August 5, after the almost two-week shutdown of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs, the Senate passed H.R. 2553, the “Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV”, clearing the bill for the President. House and Senate negotiators...

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  • President Signs Debt Deal

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    After nearly three months of debate, on Tuesday, August 2, the risk-of-default deadline set by the U.S. Treasury Department, President Obama signed into law a debt limit and deficit reduction bill in order to avert a government default.  The House...

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  • Now Available: July 29 Edition of NADO News

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

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  • EDA Invites Comment on SC2 Pilot Challenge

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On July 11, the Obama Administration announced the launch of Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2), a pilot initiative aimed at coordinating the resources of multiple federal agencies to strengthen the capacity of local governments and stimulate economic growth.  Through the...

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  • USDA Rural Development Seeks Public Input

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    Earlier this year, President Obama issued Executive Order No. 13563, Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, which requires all federal agencies to review existing regulations and outlines principles that promote public participation in government.  In response, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

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  • FEMA Accepting Submissions for the 2011 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards (formerly the National Citizen Corps Achievement Awards).  The awards program showcases the work of FEMA partners at all levels of government, and...

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  • NADO President Tim Ware Participates in White House Rural Meeting

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On July 25, NADO President Tim Ware, Executive Director of the Mid-East Commission in Washington, North Carolina, participated in a White House Rural Council meeting led by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, White House Office of Public Engagement...

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  • Now Available: July 22 Edition of NADO News

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

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  • Senate EPW Committee Releases Outline on Surface Transportation Reauthorization

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On July 19, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Chairman Barbara Boxer (D-CA), released an outline of the EPW Committee’s long-term surface transportation reauthorization measure, referred to as “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” (MAP-21).  The...

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  • Realities of Modern Rural Economy

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    On July 19, NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase posted the article “Realities of Modern Economy” on the Council on Foundations Rural Conference blog.  In his article, Chase commends the concept of a stronger philanthropic presence in small town and rural...

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