AMERICA’S CITIES ARE hurting. Our nation is battling the twin challenges of a public health crisis precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the disastrous economic fallout that it has wrought on our communities. In fact, research from the National League of Cities shows that nearly 100% of cities will see a revenue decline this year.
To meet these outsized needs, cities need Congress to act. We need legislation passed that gets America closer to a full national economic recovery with direct federal aid right now – and the HEALS Act recently unveiled by the Senate provides exactly zero additional dollars to support our nation’s cities. Local governments are calling for $500 billion in direct federal funding to protect families, municipal workers and America’s economic future.