NATaT Publishes Special Report Previewing the 118th Congress

Congress returned to Washington on Monday, November 14, for the post-election lame-duck session and will have just four weeks to reach a funding deal and avert a federal government shutdown on December 16. The remainder of the 117th Congress is only 13 and 19 legislative days for the House and Senate, respectively. That said, lawmakers […]

NATaT Publishes Special Report on Lame Duck Preview & Midterm Election Results

Congress returned to Washington on Monday, November 14, for the post-election lame-duck session and will have just four weeks to reach a funding deal and avert a federal government shutdown on December 16. The remainder of the 117th Congress is only 13 and 19 legislative days for the House and Senate, respectively. That said, lawmakers […]

NATaT Opposes Federal Gas Tax Holiday

In a May 3, 2022 letter to congressional leadership, NATaT expressed its opposition to the creation of a federal gas tax holiday, saying its communities would face “significant detrimental consequences” from the temporary elimination of the federal gas tax. Click Here for the letter.

NATaT to Join the 2021 Small Town America Civic Volunteer Awards Ceremony

The National Association of Towns and Townships (NATaT) is pleased to join the 2021 Small Town America Civic Volunteer Awards (STACVA) Ceremony on Monday, November 15, 2021. NATaT is a proud co-sponsor of the annual event which honors the extraordinary achievements of 100 public service volunteers from communities under 25,000 including several from NATaT member […]

NATaT Publishes Special Report on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law on November 15, 2021. NATaT has published a special report for its members that provides a section-by-section summary of enacted legislation. While not every single section is covered in the report, the provisions of most importance to local government clients are included. NATaT Special […]

NATaT Supports Tax-Exempt Municipal Bond Legislation

The National Association of Towns and Townships joined over two dozen organizations to support legislation to increase the flexibility – and reduce the cost – of financing critical infrastructure investments with tax-exempt municipal bonds and to oppose the inclusion of interest on tax-exempt bonds in a proposed new federal corporate alternative minimum tax. PFN BBB […]

NATaT Co-Sponsors Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award

NATaT is co-sponsoring the Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award, which recognizes the nation’s top 100 small-town public service volunteers. Nominations will be accepted from July 15 to October 15. In addition to recognizing these hometown heroes, STACVA is designed to spotlight the growing decline in the availability of citizens to fill critical local government […]

NATaT Supports LOCAL Infrastructure Act

Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) recently introduced the LOCAL Infrastructure Act, which would amend the federal tax code to restore state and local government’s ability to use advance refunding to manage bond debt and reduce borrowing costs for public projects. To learn more about the bill, click here.

NATaT Joins Letter Supporting $350 billion in State and Local Relief Aid

NATaT joined hundreds of organizations in a letter to Congress endorsing budget reconciliation language that provides $350 billion in flexible aid to local governments reeling from the effects of the pandemic. The organizations encouraged the House and Senate to “swiftly pass this urgently needed aid.” Click here for the letter.

NATaT Supports Rural Equal Aid Act

Iowa Third District Congresswoman Cindy Axne recently introduced a bill that would support rural businesses by providing up to nine months of USDA loan relief. The Rural Equal Aid Act has the support of several organizations including the National Association of Towns and Townships. Click here for the story.