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Federal Relations

The mission of the National Governors Association (NGA) Office of Federal Relations is to ensure that governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy. NGA policy positions, reflecting governors’ principles on priority issues, guide the association’s efforts to influence federal laws and regulations affecting states. 

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2016 Winter Meeting - Opening Session

The State of the U.S. Economy: Are We Headed Into Recession?


2016 Winter Meeting - Economic Development and Commerce Committee

Striking a Balance: Governors and Jobs in a Changing Economy


Governors Weigh In on Child Nutrition Act Reauthorization

The nation’s governors ask Congress to improve flexibility and preserve parts of the child nutrition law that work to feed America’s children.


Governors Ask for Swift Action on Zika Funding

The nation’s governors urge the Administration and Congress to work together to reach agreement on the appropriate funding levels needed to prepare for and combat the Zika virus.


2016 Winter Meeting - Natural Resources Committee

State Innovations in Conservation and Resource Management