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NGA Letters

September 15, 2016

WRDA Reauthorization

Letter (from Governor Brown and Governor Mead) applauding the Senate for passing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 and encouraging the House to pass its own version of WRDA reauthorization as soon as possible.


July 19, 2016

ESSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Recommendations

The National Governors Association (NGA) sent recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on accountability and state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


July 05, 2016

Treasury Rulemaking

Letter (from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison) to U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew urging the department to extend the comment period for the Proposed Treasury-Internal Revenue Service rulemaking to Section 385 of the IRS code.


June 22, 2016

Wildfire Suppression Funding

Letter (from Governor Mead and Governor Brown) to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee leadership urging Congress to enact budgetary reforms that address wildfire suppression needs.


June 21, 2016

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.


June 03, 2016

Political Subdivisions

Letter (from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison) to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen, urging the withdrawal of a proposed rule that would redefine political subdivisions and set a three-part federal test in order for these entities to issue tax-exempt debt.


May 11, 2016

Transportation Appropriations (Senate)

Letter from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison, as well as the executive directors of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, to congressional appropriators urging Congress to fully honor the Highway Trust Fund contract authority by not resorting to the use of rescissions.


May 11, 2016

Transportation Appropriations (House)

Letter from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison, as well as the executive directors of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, to congressional appropriators urging Congress to fully honor the Highway Trust Fund contract authority by not resorting to the use of rescissions.


April 04, 2016

ESSA Implementation

Letter from leaders of the State and Local Implementation Network (the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of State Boards of Education, Council of Chief State School Officers, National School Boards Association, The School Superintendents Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association) to U.S. Secretary of Education John King encouraging regulatory restraint as the U.S. Department of Education implements the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


March 21, 2016

FEMA Disaster Deductible Concept

Letter (from Governor Nixon and Governor Hutchinson) to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate responding to a FEMA request for public comment on a proposal to establish a deductible requirement for states to receive federal disaster aid.