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  • White House to Request $60 Billion for Hurricane Sandy Cleanup

    Posted on: December 7th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    The White House is slated to request about $60 billion for cleanup efforts related to Hurricane Sandy. Congressional leaders said they believe the aid would have to be offset or paid for by finding alternative savings elsewhere in federal spending....

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  • Congress Considers Omnibus Spending Bill and Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief

    Posted on: November 30th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    This week, congressional appropriators are pushing forward on an omnibus spending bill, which if passed would set the budgets of U.S. Government departments and agencies all at once for FY2013. House and Senate appropriators continue to urge congressional leadership to...

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  • Debate Over the Fiscal Cliff Continues

    Posted on: November 30th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    As lawmakers returned this week from the Thanksgiving holiday, the debate on how to avoid the fiscal cliff resumes. Democratic leaders in Congress are pushing for a deficit reduction package that would raise taxes on top income earners, but resisting...

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  • Update on “The Fiscal Cliff”

    Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    Currently, Congress is on recess and many lawmakers are in full campaign mode in preparation for the November 6 elections. A lame-duck session of Congress is slated to begin on November 13, after the elections. One of the top issues...

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  • Update on the Transportation Alternatives Program in MAP-21

    Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was created in the new federal transportation law, MAP-21 (P. L. 112-141), which combines three previously separate programs—Transportation Enhancements, which funded bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and safety programs; the Recreational Trails program, and the Safe...

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  • FTA Schedules Environmental Justice Webinar

    Posted on: October 9th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On Thursday, October 11, 1 – 3 p.m. EST, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will hold the webinar “Environmental Justice: What does it mean?”  To register for the webinar, go to: http://ftaenvironmentaljustice.eventbrite.com/ (http://ftaenvironmentaljustice NULL.eventbrite NULL.com/).  For...

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  • OMB Directs Federal Agencies to Continue Normal Spending Despite Upcoming Sequester

    Posted on: October 7th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On September 28, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memo to all federal agencies directing them to plan for spending in FY2013 as if Congress will prevent or postpone the automatic, across-the-board cuts to federal...

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  • President Obama Signs Six-Month Continuing Resolution into Law

    Posted on: October 7th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On September 28, President Obama signed into law a six-month Continuing Resolution or “CR” (H. J. Res. 117), which will fund the federal government for the first half of fiscal year 2013—from October 1, 2012 through March 27, 2013.  The...

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  • NADO Partners with NACo to Host White House Forum on Economic Development

    Posted on: September 21st, 2012 by NADO Admin

    Participants from NADO and NACo having a small group discussion on public-private-partnerships On September 19, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) hosted a White House forum, “Building Blocks for Economic Development and...

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  • Legislation Introduced in Senate to Reauthorize Older Americans Act

    Posted on: September 21st, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On September 19, Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-VT), Chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, introduced legislation (S. 3562) to reauthorize the Older Americans Act, a bill that directs social service programs for seniors....

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