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NGA Testimony
April 29, 2014

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee held a hearing on the Administration’s proposal to reform federal preparedness grant programs. Kris Eide, Minnesota Homeland Security Advisor, testified on behalf of the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council and the National Emergency Management Association.

February 26, 2014

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on state taxation and the Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2013. David Quam, deputy director of the National Governors Association, testified on behalf of the nation’s governors.

January 14, 2014

Testimony by the National Governors Association Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for a hearing titled “Building the Foundation for Surface Transportation Reauthorization.”

October 30, 2013

Hearing statement submitted by the National Governors Association to the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications and the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies for a hearing about examining the gaps between cybersecurity and emergency management at the state and local level.

September 19, 2013

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications held a hearing on assessing the nation’s state of preparedness from a federal, state and local perspective. Mark Ghilarducci, Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, testified on behalf of NGA and the NGA Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council.

June 25, 2013

Testimony by John Madden, Director, Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management; President, National Emergency Management Association; and Member, Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council on behalf of the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council and the National Emergency Management Association before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Emergency Management, Intergovernmental Relations, and the District of Columbia for a hearing titled “Are We Prepared? Measuring the Impact of Preparedness Grants since September 11.”

June 12, 2013

Hearing statement submitted by the National Governors Association to the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs for a hearing on pending veterans’ benefits legislation.

April 24, 2013

Testimony by Travis Reindl, Program Director, Education Division, NGA Center for Best Practices before the House Education and the Workforce Committee Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training for a hearing titled “Keeping College Within Reach: Enhancing Transparency for Students, Families and Taxpayers.”

March 19, 2013

Testimony by David Parkhurst, Director, NGA Economic Development & Commerce Committee, before the House Committee on Ways and Means for a hearing titled "Tax Reform and Tax Provisions Affecting State and Local Governments."

February 26, 2013

Testimony by NGA Chair, Delaware Governor Jack Markell, before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions for a hearing titled “State Leadership and Innovation in Disability Employment.”

August 01, 2012

Hearing statement submitted by the National Governors Association to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a hearing entitled “Marketplace Fairness: Leveling the Playing Field forSmall Business.”

July 24, 2012

Testimony by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam before the House Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing on H.R. 3179, “The Marketplace Equity Act of 2011.”

July 12, 2012

Testimony by Council of Governors Co-Chair, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, before the House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness for a hearing titled "Department of the Air Force aircraft force structure reductions proposed in the 2013 President's budget request."

April 26, 2012

Testimony by Governors' Homeland Security Advisors Council Vice Chairman Jim Davis, on behalf of NGA, before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications for a hearing titled "Ensuring the Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Transparency of Homeland Security Grants (Part II): Stakeholder Perspectives."

April 25, 2012

Hearing statement submitted by NGA to the Senate Committee on Finance for a hearing titled "Tax Reform: What It Means for State and Local Tax and Fiscal Policy."

March 21, 2012

Testimony by NGA Director of Federal Relations David Quam, on behalf of NGA, before the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security for a hearing titled "Secure Identification: The REAL ID Act's Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards."

November 30, 2011

Hearing statement submitted to the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing titled "Constitutional Limitations on States’ Authority to Collect Sales Taxes in E-Commerce."

November 30, 2011

Hearing statement submitted to the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing titled "Constitutional Limitations on States’ Authority to Collect Sales Taxes in E-Commerce."

February 16, 2011

Testimony by Delaware Governor Jack Markell before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a hearing titled "Safeguarding Our Future: Building a Nationwide network for First Responders.”

February 16, 2011

Testimony by Delaware Governor Jack Markell before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a hearing titled "Safeguarding Our Future: Building a Nationwide network for First Responders.”

February 03, 2011

Testimony (by NGA Executive Director Ray Scheppach) before the Senate Committee on Budget for a hearing on challenges for the nation in achieving an economic recovery.

February 03, 2011

Testimony (by NGA Executive Director Ray Scheppach) before the Senate Committee on Budget for a hearing on challenges for the nation in achieving an economic recovery.

September 23, 2010

Testimony submitted by NGA for the record for the Senate Commerce Committee hearing titled "Keeping Us Safe: The Need for a Nationwide Public Safety Network."

April 15, 2010

Testimony (by Governor Douglas) before the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law for a hearing titled "State Taxation: The Impact of Congressional Legislation on State and Local Government Revenues."

December 16, 2009

Testimony (by NGA Executive Director Ray Scheppach) before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security for a hearing titled “Tools to Combat Deficits and Waste: Enhanced Rescission Authority”.