NGA GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

The Office of Government Relations works to ensure that governors’ views are represented in shaping federal policy by maintaining regular contact with congressional leaders and key administration officials, keeping up-to-date information on critical state–federal issues and coordinating state action.

We work closely with governors’ Washington, D.C., office representatives, state-federal contacts and other state and local government organizations to maximize the effectiveness of NGA’s lobbying activities. Specifically, our staff serve as policy experts and liaisons to Congress and executive branch agencies and coordinate the work and policy activities of NGA committees.

COVID-19 Response

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Governors have been on the front lines of the fight against coronavirus. NGA provides policy experts for response management, serves as a liaison to Congress and federal agencies, and facilitates state cooperation and collaboration as governors address both the public health and economic aspect of this crisis. For more please see our coronavirus response page.

Staff

Tiffany Waddell—Director of Government Relations

Tim Carlton—Legislative Director

Richard Lukas—Legislative Director

Mary Catherine Ott—Legislative Director

Maribel Ramos—Legislative Director

Alex Whitaker—Legislative Director

Badiki Ebenja—Legislative Associate

Courtney Scarbin—Legislative Coordinator

Advocacy Communications Library

Governors Ready to Deploy Infrastructure Funds on Behalf of States and Territories

Governors Ready to Deploy Infrastructure Funds on Behalf of States and Territories

Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey ...
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State and Local Government Groups Call on Congress to Provide Greater Flexibility with Relief Aid

State and Local Government Groups Call on Congress to Provide Greater Flexibility with Relief Aid

Big Seven State and Local Organizations Urge House to Pass Senate Bill Today the leading organizations that represent state and ...
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7 Organizations Representing State and Local Governments Commend House Infrastructure Vote

7 Organizations Representing State and Local Governments Commend House Infrastructure Vote

Today, after the House voted 228-206 to advance the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the leading organizations that represent ...
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Governors Applaud House Infrastructure Vote

Governors Applaud House Infrastructure Vote

Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey ...
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Governors Welcome Easing of Border Travel Restrictions

Governors Welcome Easing of Border Travel Restrictions

Today, the National Governors Association (NGA) welcomed the announcement from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on the opening of ...
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National Governors Association Asks Congress to Swiftly Pass Funding Package

National Governors Association Asks Congress to Swiftly Pass Funding Package

Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey ...
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Governors Commend Extension of 100 Percent Federal Cost Share for National Guard Title-32 COVID-19 Mission and FEMA Public Assistance

Governors Commend Extension of 100 Percent Federal Cost Share for National Guard Title-32 COVID-19 Mission and FEMA Public Assistance

Today, the National Governors Association (NGA) applauded President Biden and his administration for extending 100 percent federal cost share for ...
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Governors Applaud Senate Infrastructure Vote, Urge Swift Action in House

Governors Applaud Senate Infrastructure Vote, Urge Swift Action in House

Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey ...
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Congress Encouraged to Provide Flexible Federal Funding for Infrastructure

Congress Encouraged to Provide Flexible Federal Funding for Infrastructure

Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey ...
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National Governors Association Thanks Congress for Reimbursing Capitol Mission

National Governors Association Thanks Congress for Reimbursing Capitol Mission

Today, the National Governors Association (NGA) commended Congress for passing a security supplemental appropriation that reimburses the National Guard for ...
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Congress Encouraged to Swiftly Pass Infrastructure Investments

Congress Encouraged to Swiftly Pass Infrastructure Investments

Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey ...
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Governors' Priorities for the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act

Governors’ Priorities for the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act

As commanders-in-chief of our respective national guard, Governors take seriously their responsibility for ensuring the well-being of our service members ...
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