Policy Positions Archive

  • Career and Technical Education

    Governors recognize career and technical education as a powerful tool to fuel state economies and prepare students for rewarding and productive careers.

  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) marked a historic shift for states. As Congress acts to reauthorize TANF, governors recommend the following guiding principles.

  • Health

    The only way for the state-federal partnership to truly work is for governors to be actively engaged in our nation's quest to improve healthcare outcomes and costs.

  • Cybersecurity

    With rapidly evolving and increasingly complex cyber incidents on the rise, governors support a comprehensive approach to protect critical infrastructure assets and sensitive information systems.

  • Armed Forces

    Governors strongly appreciate the efforts and sacrifices made by the men and women of the armed forces — active duty, reserve, National Guard and veterans.

  • Veterans Affairs

    Governors strongly support providing services to our nation’s veterans and their families and urge the federal government to work with states to help veterans.

  • Immigration

    Governors urge Congress and the Administration to enact immigration reform that strengthens the economy and our communities and secures our borders and ports.

  • Environmental Protection

    The nation’s governors are committed to protecting public health and conserving the environment.

  • Domestic Energy

    Governors call on Congress to supplement state efforts by promoting federal policies that encourage environmentally responsible, secure, efficient and affordable energy production and use.

  • Natural Resources

    The nation’s governors are concerned about the growing challenges facing both state and federal agencies in managing and protecting our natural resources.