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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.


Opioid Addiction

Letter (from Governor Baker and Governor Hassan) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to provide sufficient resources to states in order for them to continue the work they have begun to combat the opioid crisis.


Testimony – FirstNet

Testimony by Jeff McLeod, Director of the NGA Center for Best Practices Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet on the implementation of a nationwide public safety broadband network.


2016 Winter Meeting - Natural Resources Committee

State Innovations in Conservation and Resource Management