Federal Issues

New! LMC Federal Issue Highlights Fact Sheet
This fact sheet was prepared for the NLC Congressional City Conference in March. It provides an introduction to several federal issues of importance to Minnesota cities.

Q&A: Trump’s Executive Order on ‘Sanctuary Jurisdictions’
The order addresses immigration enforcement inside the United States and includes directives regarding “sanctuary jurisdictions.”

Department of Justice Appeals FLSA Overtime Ruling
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed an appeal to the recent federal district court decision that blocked the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rule.

Federal health care reform
Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (also referred to as ACA or “health care reform”) are taking effect over time. The League is providing updates as needed and also has many resources to help cities comply with the changes.

National League of Cities advocates on federal issues

While the League of Minnesota Cities focuses primarily on state legislative issues, we also advocate on federal issues directly and through our partner organization, the National League of Cities (NLC).

NLC is a key advocacy and information resource for elected city officials. NLC keeps members apprised of federal regulations, solutions to problems, and challenges for the future.

In 1924, the League of Minnesota Cities and other state municipal leagues formed NLC to have a voice for city issues in Washington, D.C. Today, NLC continues its advocacy role and includes a wide variety of learning and leadership development opportunities.

Elected officials from League of Minnesota Cities member cities can attend NLC conferences and leadership training seminars, serve on policy committees, and access NLC’s information resources. Your city can also become an NLC Direct Member City, allowing you to receive additional discounts and strengthen your level of participation in NLC.