2020 Policy Briefs

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    2020 Policy Briefs

    Check out the updated legislative policy briefs for NACo's ten policy steering committees. In each policy brief, you will find information on the type of action needed on the issue, background information, key talking points and a listing of the Congressional committees of jurisdiction.

    Agriculture and Rural Affairs

    • Maintain Funding for USDA Rural Development Programs

    Community, Economic and Workforce Development

    • Restore Funding for HUD’s Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program
    • U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA): Support Essential Seed Capital/Gap Financing for Local Job Creation
    • Support Local Development and Infrastructure Projects: The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
    • Support Workforce and Local Business Development: the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
    • Presentation: CDBG for Counties
    • CDBG Expenditure Report

    Environment, Energy and Land Use

    • Status of Pending EPA Regulations of Interest to Counties
    • Unfunded Mandates and Other Regulatory Impacts on Counties
    • Counties Are Encouraged to Weigh In on Proposed “Waters of the U.S.” Rule
    • Support Authorization of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
    • Urge Congress and EPA to Consult with Counties on any Future Regulations on PFAS
    • Support County Priorities in Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing Rulemaking Efforts

    Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs

    • Restore the Balance of Federalism and Optimize Intergovernmental Partnerships 
    • Oppose Eliminating or Limiting the Tax-Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds 
    • Support H.R. 2772 to Restore Tax-Exempt Status of Advance Refunding Bonds
    • Municipal Bonds Advocacy Toolkit
    • Presentation: Remote Sales Tax

    Health

    • Enhance Counties' Ability to Prevent and Treat Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders
    • Support Counties in Improving Health Services for Justice-Involved Individuals
    • Protect Funding for Core Local Public Health Services and Prevention Programs
    • Protect the Federal-State-Local Partnership for Medicaid
    • Support Repeal of the 40 Percent Excise Tax on Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance
    • One Pager: Behavioral Health Matters to Counties
    • NACo Report: Medicaid Coverage and County Jails

    • NACo Report: Medicaid and Counties: Understanding the Program and Why It Matters to Counties

    Human Services and Education

    • Reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Block Grant
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Reauthorization and Appropriations
    • Support the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG)
    • Support the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
    • Faces of the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) Publication
    • Counties Addressing Poverty Publication
    • Reauthorize and Fully Fund the Older Americans Act (OAA)

    Justice & Public Safety

    • Support Local Efforts to Reduce Mental Illness in Jails by Fully Funding the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program in Annual Appropriations
    • Support Vulnerable Youth: Reauthorize the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
    • Sustain Public Safety Assistance for Local Communities
    • Increase Funding for the Second Chance Act (SCA)
    • Support Counties in Improving Health Services for Justice-Involved Individuals
    • Reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program

    Public Lands

    • Continue Revenue Sharing Payments to Forest Counties: Secure Rural Schools (SRS) Program
    • Provide Full Mandatory Funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Program
    • SRS National Profile
    • PILT National Profile
    • PILT Advocacy Toolkit
    • PILT Legislative Presentation

    Telecommunications & Technology

    • Presentation: Next Generation Local Zoning Authority: 5G Wireless Broadband 101
    • Support The Accelerating Broadband Development By Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019 (H.R. 530 / S. 2012)
    • Support the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act (Broadband DATA Act)\
    • Support the Protecting Community Television Act (S.3218 / H.R.5659)

    Transportation

    • Support County Priorities in Any New Federal Infrastructure Package
    • Support County Priorities in a Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill
    • NACo Analysis on House Democrats' Infrastructure Framework
    • The County Role in Infrastructure One-Pager
    • National Bridge Inventory One-Pager
    • NACo's 2020 Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) Priorities

    Budget and Appropriations

    • Highlights of the FY 2018 Omnibus Federal Spending Package for Counties
    • NACo Analysis of Present Trump's Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request
    • NACo Analysis of President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request
    • NACo Analysis of Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Package

    Elections: County Role and Analyses

    • All Elections Are Local: The County Role in the Elections Process
    Check out the updated legislative policy briefs for NACo's ten policy steering committees.
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Check out the updated legislative policy briefs for NACo's ten policy steering committees. In each policy brief, you will find information on the type of action needed on the issue, background information, key talking points and a listing of the Congressional committees of jurisdiction.

Agriculture and Rural Affairs

Community, Economic and Workforce Development

Environment, Energy and Land Use

Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs

Health

Human Services and Education

Justice & Public Safety

Public Lands

Telecommunications & Technology

Transportation

Budget and Appropriations

Elections: County Role and Analyses