In addition to representing municipal interests on state legislation, CML is active at the federal level, and has outlined a set of legislative priorities.
CML also is a founding member of the National League of Cities. To view the 2015 National League of Cities proposed legislative agenda, click here.
On July 30, 2015, the Senate passed HR 22, the DRIVE Act, by a vote of 65-34. The DRIVE Act would authorize funding levels for programs supported by the Highway Trust Fund over six years. For cities, the bill represents an improvement over the status quo but leaves room for improvement. Read an analysis by the National League of Cities.
The Colorado Municipal League supports S. 2609, the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act (MITFA), which would give state and local governments the ability to require out-of-state merchants to collect the same taxes as the merchants on Main Street. Read the letter from CML and Colorado Counties Inc. urging Sen. Michael Bennet's support of MITFA.
Sen. Michael Bennett
Sen. Cory Gardner
Rep. Diana DeGette (1st District)
Rep. Jared Polis (2nd District)
Rep. Scott Tipton (3rd District)
Rep. Ken Buck (4th District)
Rep. Doug Lamborn (5th District)
Rep. Mike Coffman (6th District)
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (7th District)
Federal Relations Update is an electronic publication of the National League of Cities.