Federal Legislation

As the voice for nearly 13,000 towns and townships across America, the National Association of Towns and Townships (NATaT) has developed a proactive federal agenda to ensure that the needs and interests of small communities are reflected in all major federal statutory, regulatory, funding and policy decisions made in Washington.

The NATaT Board of Directors has identified three primary advocacy goals on which members will focus:

  • Securing tax benefits for local public service volunteers.
  • Increasing federal funding for local economic development programs; water and wastewater infrastructure; brownfields redevelopment; and transportation improvements, including rural roads and bridges.
  • Ensuring that towns and townships receive their fair share of federal resources.