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NGA Letters
April 15, 2015

Letter (from Governor Sandoval and Governor Hassan) to Senators Murray, Isakson, Casey and Kirk regarding their ESEA amendment to support governors' efforts to align and improve early childhood education.

March 09, 2015

Letter (from Dan Crippen) to Speaker of the House Boehner discussing the merits of legislation to grant states the authority to collect.

February 26, 2015

Letter (from Governor Hickenlooper and Governor Herbert) to Speaker of the House Boehner, House Minority Leader Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Reid urging them to resolve their policy differences and fund the Department of Homeland Security to avoid any lapse in services.

February 26, 2015
Letter (from Governor Branstad, Governor Malloy, Governor Snyder and Governor McAuliffe) to President Obama expressing opposition to the FY 2016 Army budget proposal and its effect on the Army National Guard.
February 18, 2015

Letter (from Governor Beshear and Governor Haslam) to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden and to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Upton and Ranking Member Pallone urging them to act quickly to extend federal support for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

January 27, 2015

Letter (from Governor Snyder, Governor McAuliffe, Governor Branstad and Governor Malloy) to the President and House and Senate Armed Services Committee leadership urging the appointment of National Guard leaders to represent states on the National Commission on the Future of the Army.

January 20, 2015

Letter (from Governor Sandoval and Governor Hassan) to Secretaries Perez, Burwell and Duncan regarding implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and governors’ principles and recommendations for the process.

December 04, 2014

Letter (from Governor Sandoval and Governor Hassan) to Senate and House Appropriations leadership thanking Congress for passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act with the governors’ 15 percent set-aside and urging members to uphold that law by fully restoring the set-aside in FY 2015 appropriations.

November 18, 2014

Letter (from executive directors of the Big 7 state and local organizations) to Congressional leadership regarding passage of Marketplace Fairness legislation this year.

November 14, 2014

Letter (from Governor Snyder, Governor McAuliffe, Governor Branstad and Governor O’Malley) to Senate Armed Services Committee leadership and House Armed Services Committee leadership requesting that the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2015 maintains flexibility for the nation by preserving Army National Guard capabilities while an independent Commission reviews future Army aviation and force structure requirements.

November 13, 2014

Letter (from Governor Brown and Governor Mead) to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Work Jo-Ellen Darcy to ask for greater clarity and continued consultation with states regarding the proposal to define what waters come under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act.

October 16, 2014

Letter (from executive directors of the Big 7 state and local organizations) and Government Finance Officers Association to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation urging them to amend the liquidity coverage ratio final rule and treat municipal securities as High Quality Liquid Assets.

August 29, 2014

Letter (from NGA Executive Director Dan Crippen) to Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary of the Federal Communications Commission, submitting comments in opposition to preemption of state laws restricting the deployment of certain broadband networks.

July 07, 2014

Letter (from executive directors of the Big 7 state and local organizations) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to resolve the federal Highway Trust Fund shortfall and reauthorize a long-term surface transportation bill.

July 07, 2014

Letter (from NGA leadership Governor Fallin and Governor Hickenlooper and EDC leadership Governor Bentley and Governor Tomblin) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to resolve the federal Highway Trust Fund shortfall without delay.

June 13, 2014

Letter (from Governor Beshear and Governor Sandoval) to Senate and House Leadership urging reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act through passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

June 02, 2014

Letter (from Governor Bentley and Governor Tomblin) to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson, Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Mike Crapo, House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, and House Financial Services Ranking Member Maxine Waters urging Congress to complete its work quickly to renew the federal terrorism risk insurance backstop program prior to the expiration of the current Terrorism Risk Insurance Act on December 31, 2014.

May 16, 2014

Letter (from Governor Bentley and Governor Tomblin) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to involve states collectively in the development of federal legislation that regulates Internet gaming.

May 14, 2014

Letter (from NGA executive director) to Attorney General Holder concerning the Department of Justice’s compliance deadlines associated with the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

April 29, 2014

Letter (from HSPS Committee leadership: Governors Nixon and Snyder, and Council of Governors leadership: Governors Branstad and O’Malley) to Senate Armed Services Committee leadership thanking them for holding a hearing to examine the work of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force and to encourage broader collaboration with governors and the Air National Guard in future force structure planning, per the Commission’s recommendations.

April 28, 2014

Letter (from Governor Beshear and Governor Sandoval) to Education Secretary Arne Duncan urging redesign of the College Access Challenge Grant program waiver process to ensure that low income students receive critical funding.

April 16, 2014

Letter (from Governor Dalrymple and Governor Malloy) to Senate leadership encouraging them to pass legislation that will improve governors’ ability to respond to disruptions in the supply of critical home heating fuels.

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.