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NGA Letters
March 28, 2014

Letter (from Governor Bentley and Governor Tomblin) to Treasury Secretary Lew reaffirming the policy of governors that federal laws and regulations must not preempt or undermine the state-based insurance regulatory system, in response to the Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office’s report on how to modernize and improve the U.S. insurance regulation system.

March 12, 2014

Letter (from executive directors of the Big 7 state and local organizations) to Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Ranking Member John Conyers regarding passage of Marketplace Fairness legislation.

February 28, 2014

Letter (from 50 governors) to the President about preserving Army and Air National Guard personnel and equipment in order to meet state and federal needs while reducing costs.

February 18, 2014

Letter (from Governor Beshear and Governor Sandoval) to House and Senate Appropriations leadership thanking Congress for partial restoration of the 15 percent Workforce Investment Act (WIA) set-aside and urging members to fully restore the set-aside in FY 2015 appropriations and WIA reauthorization.

February 18, 2014

Letter (from Governor Bentley and Governor Tomblin) to the Department of Transportation regarding the proposed designation of a Primary Freight Network and stressing the economic benefits of a multi-modal, interconnected national freight system.

February 12, 2014

Letter (from Governor Dalrymple and Governor Malloy) to House and Senate Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) conferees urging a final agreement on WRDA and outlining governors’ recommendations on reauthorizing the legislation.

January 14, 2014

Letter (from Governor Fallin and Governor John Hickenlooper) to the President thanking him for a productive meeting with the NGA Executive Committee on a wide range of issues important to states.

October 10, 2013

Letter (from Governor Fallin and Governor Hickenlooper) to Congressional leadership and the President calling on Congress and the Administration to reopen the federal government and fully reimburse states for federal costs incurred during the shutdown.

September 30, 2013

Letter (from Governor Fallin and Governor Hickenlooper) to Congressional leadership and the President calling on Congress and the Administration to avoid a federal shutdown, resolve the budget impasse and put the federal budget on a sustainable and long-term fiscal path.

September 12, 2013

Letter (from the executive directors of the State and Local Governance Coalition: the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, The Council of State Governments, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, International City/County Management Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, National Association of State Boards of Education, National School Boards Association) to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Majority Whip Dick Durbin, Minority Whip John Cornyn, Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Chairman Tom Harkin and Ranking Member Lamar Alexander urging completion of the long overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

July 23, 2013

Letter (from Governor Corbett and Governor Beshear) to Senate Finance Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member Hatch urging Congress to preserve the exclusion from income on interest earned from municipal bonds and the deductibility from federal income for state and local taxes in a comprehensive tax reform package.

July 17, 2013

Letter (from Governor Malloy and Governor Branstad) to leadership of the House Committees on the Judiciary, Education and the Workforce and Ways and Means expressing strong support for inclusion of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Education Fund in immigration reform legislation.

June 10, 2013

Letter (from Governor O’Malley and Governor Sandoval) to House and Senate Homeland Security Committee leadership thanking Congress for supporting state and local homeland security preparedness programs and requesting that federal homeland security grant programs be restructured to streamline processes and ensure the most effective use of taxpayer dollars.

June 05, 2013

Letter (from Governor O’Malley, Governor Sandoval and Governor Branstad) to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel encouraging the Department of Defense to fully utilize the National Guard’s cost-effectiveness and high level of skill to maintain critical capabilities for the federal government and states while reducing the overall size and costs of our nation’s military.

June 05, 2013

Letter (from Governor O’Malley, Governor Sandoval and Governor Branstad) to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership encouraging Congress to fully utilize the National Guard’s cost-effectiveness and high level of skill to maintain critical capabilities for the federal government and states while reducing the overall size and costs of our nation’s military.

May 14, 2013

Letter (from NGA Executive Director Dan Crippen) to Senator Hatch, Senator Klobuchar and Senator Coons expressing gratitude for their leadership to accelerate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and job training for Americans as part of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744).

May 14, 2013

Letter (from the National Governors Association and the Council of State Governments) to House and Senate Leadership supporting the continuation of the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant program (Section 1207 of the 2010 Small Business Jobs Act). 

May 06, 2013

Letter (from Governor Malloy and Governor Branstad) to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership urging members to uphold existing law and restore the 15 percent Workforce Investment Act (WIA) set-aside in FY 2014 appropriations.

May 02, 2013

Letter (from Governor Daugaard and Governor Brown) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to move forward with the Water Resources Development Act in order to address the nation’s water infrastructure needs. The letter also transmits “Governors’ Recommendations for Reauthorizing the Water Resources Development Act.”

May 01, 2013

Letter (from Governor O’Malley, Governor Sandoval, and Governor Branstad) to sponsors of H.R. 1640, the Cyber Warrior Act of 2013, expressing governors’ support for their work to leverage the National Guard to fulfill the nation’s critical cybersecurity needs.

April 22, 2013

Letter (from Governor Corbett and Governor Beshear) to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the Senate to pass S. 743, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, as soon as possible.

April 11, 2013

Letter (from Governor O’Malley, Governor Sandoval, and Governor Branstad) to sponsors of S. 658, the Cyber Warrior Act of 2013, expressing governors’ support for their work to leverage the National Guard to fulfill the nation’s critical cybersecurity needs.

March 13, 2013

Letter (from Governor Markell, Governor Fallin, Governor O’Malley and Governor Sandoval) to House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Greg Walden and Ranking Member Anna Eshoo expressing governors’ support for the public safety spectrum provisions in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 , thanking the committee’s leadership in passing this landmark legislation and for holding the March 14, 2013 hearing entitled, “Oversight of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and Emergency Communications.”

February 27, 2013

Letter (from Governor Markell and Governor Fallin) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to work together to avoid the March 1 sequester by implementing thoughtful solutions to both reduce the deficit and promote economic growth.

February 27, 2013

Letter (from Governor Markell and Governor Fallin) to President Obama thanking him for meeting with governors during the 2013 NGA Winter Meeting and reiterating several legislative and regulatory requests that came as a result of discussions that occurred during the meetings.