Browse by Tag: Legislative

  • FY2013 HUD CDBG Appropriations Update

    Posted on: July 5th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    ACTION NEEDED: Contact your members in the U.S. House of Representatives and urge them to continue to support the HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program during floor consideration of the House FY2013 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) appropriations...

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  • Senate Approves Farm Bill Reauthorization

    Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On June 21, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (S. 3240), a $498 billion, five year bill.  Senators passed the measure 64-35, after working through an agreement that allowed consideration of over 70...

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  • NADO Issues Action Alert on Upcoming House-Senate Conference of Surface Transportation Reauthorization

    Posted on: April 21st, 2012 by NADO Admin

    SPECIFIC ACTION NEEDED: Urge your Senators and Representatives to support the House language for state DOT “cooperation” with non-metropolitan local officials in the statewide transportation planning process (including the establishment of Regional Transportation Planning Organizations for areas outside of MPOs),...

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    Posted on: March 2nd, 2012 by NADO Admin

    Rep. Brady (D-PA) Circulates Letter to Increase Funding for CDBG in FY2013 The FY2013 appropriations process has begun! Similar to last year’s process, Members of Congress are allowed to submit Programmatic Requests and Language Requests to the Appropriations Subcommittees regarding...

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  • Surface Transportation Bills Moving Ahead

    Posted on: February 1st, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    The House and Senate are moving full steam ahead on completing multi-year reauthorization bills for the nation’s federal surface transportation programs for highways, freight, transit, safety and other related issues. As part of the SAFETEA-LU rewrite process, the Senate is...

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  • Federal Update for South Carolina State Association

    Posted on: November 30th, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase was the luncheon keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Association of Regional Councils.  The conference is attended each year by more than 250 state legislators, county and city elected officials, regional...

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  • NADO Releases Special Edition of NADO News at Annual Training Conference

    Posted on: October 21st, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On October 8, at the 2011 Annual Training Conference held in Miami, FL, NADO released a special edition of NADO News, “A Review of Federal Legislative Activity Impacting Regional Development Organizations,” highlighting federal community and economic development policy issues and...

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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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  • 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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