NCACC Federal Issues

The Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners adopted 10 federal legislative priorities for the 2017-18 Congressional Biennium during its Feb. 15, 2017, meeting in Raleigh.
NCACC encourages members to contact the local offices of members of North Carolina’s federal congressional delegation to request meetings. NCACC has compiled briefing materials and advocacy tips to help commissioners prepare for these meetings. Click on the links below to download a copy of our comprehensive federal issues packet with detailed information on each goal, or a 1-pager (front and back) with a brief summary of each goal.

The association partnered with our federal advisor, Leslie Mozingo and Strategics, to develop these documents. We hope you find this information useful as you plan for your trip to Washington, D.C., for the NACo Legislative Conference. If you have any questions regarding these materials, please contact Johanna Reese or Leslie Mozingo.

2018 Congressional Calendar

NCACC 2017-2018 Federal Legislative Goals

  1. Support remote sales tax collection, such as the Marketplace Fairness Act.
  2. Support funding and legislation to expand high-speed broadband access.
  3. Support funding for payment in lieu of taxes, agricultural, workforce, economic development and infrastructure programs, including school construction and education capital, that helps counties meet public needs.
  4. Support the Stepping Up Initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illness in county jails.
  5. Support funding for behavioral health programs and services to address the opioid and substance abuse epidemic.
  6. Support funds for health, human and economic services programs including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, federal block grants, and Food and Nutrition Services programs.
  7. Oppose unfunded mandates to counties.
  8. Protect the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds.
  9. Support increased funding for military and veteran programs and communities, including Impact Aid and veteran support services. Support rule changes to accurately count deployed military personnel and their families in the census.
  10. Support legislation to allow pre-trial individuals to receive federal health benefits while awaiting trial.