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  • NADO Supports Made in America Manufacturing Act

    Posted on: January 25th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    NADO is proud to support the Made in American Manufacturing Act, recently introduced by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). This legislation would create a public-private partnership between the federal government, states, regions, the private sector, higher education, communities, and other critical...

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  • President Obama’s 2014 Budget and the Debt Ceiling

    Posted on: January 18th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On January 14 the White House sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan stating that the president’s FY2014 budget will not be submitted by February 4, as required by law.  The White House has indicated that the...

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  • House Passes $50 Billion in Sandy Disaster Relief

    Posted on: January 18th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On January 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a supplemental spending bill providing relief funding for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  The House bill, H.R. 152, contained two amendments containing funds for hurricane relief.  The first amendment, offered by...

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  • NADO Participates in Transportation Research Board Conference

    Posted on: January 17th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    On January 13 – 17, NADO Associate Director Carrie Kissel participated in the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (http://www NULL.trb NULL.org/AnnualMeeting2013/AnnualMeeting2013 NULL.aspx).  The conference attracted over 11,000 individuals to Washington, DC for information and networking on a...

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  • Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design Issues RFP for Rural Communities

    Posted on: January 17th, 2013 by Kathy Nothstine

    The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD), a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (http://www NULL.nea NULL.gov/) and USDA (http://www NULL.usda NULL.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome), has issued a request for proposals to rural communities facing design challenges to host local workshops...

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  • Las Vegas, NM: A Place with a Past (and Future)

    Posted on: January 9th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Hollywood Meets Main Street While most Americans may not have heard of the small town of Las Vegas, New Mexico (http://www NULL.lasvegasnm NULL.gov/), many have traveled there –at least in their imaginations – while watching major Hollywood blockbusters such as...

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  • House Passes First Installment of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Aid Funding

    Posted on: January 4th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On January 4, the U.S. House passed its version of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Assistance (H.R. 41) by a vote of 354 to 67, which temporarily increases the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for carrying out...

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  • Congress Passes Agreement to Avoid Fiscal Cliff; Delays Sequester Cuts and Extends Farm Bill

    Posted on: January 2nd, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On January 1, Congress passed a last minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. The agreement, known as the American Taxpayer Relief Act (Senate amendment to H.R. 8), includes tax rate increases for families who earn more than $450,000 and...

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  • NADO 2012: Year in Review

    Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    During 2012, NADO celebrated its 45th anniversary and achieved many accomplishments.  Some of our highlights include: The inclusion of language recognizing Regional Transportation Planning Organizations in the 2012 surface transportation authorization, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21),...

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  • FY2013 Omnibus Spending Bill Unlikely

    Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    According to key congressional appropriators, Congress is unlikely to move any FY2013 spending bills by the end of the year, which could lead to the federal government operating under a continuing resolution (CR) for the entire fiscal year. Currently, the...

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