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.
- The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, a bipartisan law, focuses on federal aid to encourage the construction of microprocessor manufacturing facilities in the United States. The objective is to reduce U.S. reliance on overseas chip supply chains, and increased authorizations to boost the nation’s science and technology base. Learn more...
- The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act of 2022, aims to combat gun violence, and includes provisions that will improve access to mental health care and help equip schools with the resources necessary to keep schools safe. Learn more…
Tiffany Waddell—Director of Government Relations
Tim Carlton—Legislative Director
Richard Lukas—Legislative Director
Maribel Ramos—Legislative Director
Courtney Scarbin—Legislative Coordinator
Advocacy Communications Library
Governors Respond to President Biden’s Letter About Cybersecurity Threats
Input on the 2022 Water Resources Development Act
Governors Urge Distribution of Remaining Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
Governors Commend Bipartisan $10 Billion COVID Relief Agreement, Urge Passage
Letter to Senate HELP Committee on PREVENT Pandemics Act
Governors Urge Congress to Find Agreement on Innovation and Competition Legislation
Governors Issue Statement on COVID Federal Funding and State and Local Recovery Funds
Congress Fulfills Commitments to States and Territories Under the 2022 Spending Deal
Safeguarding Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
NGA Commends 100 Percent FEMA Reimbursement to States, Tribes and Territories for Continued Pandemic Response
Letter on the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Package
Governors Ready to Deploy $5 Billion for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure