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Jul 09 2014

House of Representatives Passes Bi-Partisan Workforce Bill Including Crucial Components of Urban Jobs Act; Bill Now Goes to President Obama For His Signature

Statement of the National Urban League on the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which includes important elements of the Urban Jobs Act.
May 15 2014

When Should I Take Social Security? Webinar Answers Questions

In partnership with the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI), the National Urban League hosted a webinar that explored crucial issues to consider when deciding when to start collecting benefits.
Jun 26 2014

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Jobs Bill: Key Provisions of Urban Jobs Act Retained

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is One Step Closer to Reality In a rare display of bipartisan cooperation, the Senate has overwhelmingly  passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) by a vote of 95 to 3.    The move finally brings an end to a decade-plus wait for... Read


Feb 07 2017

National Urban League on Betsy DeVos Senate Confirmation Vote

WASHINGTON, DC (February 7, 2017) – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial released the following statement today on the Senate’s confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education:
Feb 01 2017

National Urban League Washington Bureau Executive Director Don Cravins Observes Black History Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 1, 2017) -- Today, National Urban League’s Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the Washington Bureau, Don Cravins, Jr., released the following statement in recognition of Black History Month:  “Each February, during Black History Month, we celebrate... Read
Jan 31 2017

National Urban League Urges Thorough Review of Supreme Court Nominee's Record

NEW YORK (January 31, 2017) -- National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial tonight urged a thorough review of the judicial record and public statements of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.                                                                                 Morial said he... Read


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Washington Update Special LPC Edition - April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Special Edition of Washington Update

Top 3 Things You Need to Know - March 7, 2017

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Top 3 Things You Need to Know - February 17, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017



Top 3 Things You Need to Know - January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017



Washington Update

Top 3 Things You Need to Know - December 23, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016
Staff Diversity in the Senate Matters 

Top 3 Things You Need to Know - November 18, 2016

Thursday, November 17, 2016



Election Outcome and Civil Rights Response

Top 3 Things You Need to Know - October 17, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016


Racial Bias Has Made Its Way to the Supreme Court

Top News You Need to Know - September 26, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016



Top 5 Things You Need to Know - August 12, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016




August is Congressional Recess

The United States Congress is in recess during the month of August.  This means that members of the U.S. House and U.S. Senate are working in their respective districts. The Washington Bureau urges affiliate CEOs and Young Professionals to use this time to meet with Members of Congress about issues of concern.  Should you need tips or help on how to schedule meetings with your elected officials, please contact the Washington Bureau.

Top 5 News You Can Use - July12, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016



National Urban League 10-Point Justice Plan

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