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  • Senate Moves Bill Containing EDA Funding

    Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On September 15, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a draft fiscal 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) spending bill that would provide $52.7 billion in discretionary funds for the U.S. Department of Commerce (which includes the Economic Development Administration), the U.S....

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  • Surface Transportation and Aviation Programs Extended

    Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On September 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a combined extension of surface transportation programs and aviation programs.  H.R. 2887 provides for a six month extension of highway programs (until March 31, 2012) and a four and a half...

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  • President Obama Announces the American Jobs Act

    Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On September 8, before a Joint Session of Congress, President Obama outlined his new plan to create jobs and boost the economy.  In his proposal, The American Jobs Act, the President calls for greater investment in the nation’s infrastructure and...

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  • NADO Provides Legislative Update to Members

    Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

      On September 8, the NADO legislative team provided a federal policy and legislative status report to NADO members through a national conference call.  The purpose of the call was to provide NADO members with the latest news from Capitol...

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  • NADO Executive Director Attends President Obama’s Rose Garden Address

    Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On August 31, NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase attended a press event held by President Obama at the White House Rose Garden.  Speaking to a group of transportation and infrastructure stakeholder groups, President Obama, joined by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood,...

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  • Census Bureau Defines “Urban Areas” for 2010 Census

    Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On August 24, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census announced the final criteria for defining urban areas for the 2010 Census.  The criteria will be used in identifying areas that will qualify for designation as urbanized areas...

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  • NADO Conference Attendees Tour White House

    Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    Pictured outside the White House, from left are: Craig Markley, Iowa DOT; Chris Whitaker, Region XII COG (Carroll, IA), and Rick Hunsaker, Executive Director, Region XII COG (Carroll, IA). On Friday, August 26, as a special event of NADO’s 2011...

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  • OMB Memo Establishes Expectations for FY2013 Spending

    Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On August 17, Jacob Lew, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), released a memo directing all Federal department and agency heads to begin work on their FY2013 budget requests. The memo, intended to provide agencies with guidelines...

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  • Upcoming Webinar: TIGER Grants and Rural America, Part II

    Posted on: August 29th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a new grant opportunity (http://www NULL.dot NULL.gov/affairs/2011/dot7611 NULL.html) for rural communities across the country. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program is a great opportunity for rural communities to leverage federal...

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  • FEMA Accepting Applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    FEMA Accepting Applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for $404 million in FY2011 funds for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).  The AFG...

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