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.


Spotlight

  • 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…

Staff

Tiffany Waddell—Director of Government Relations

Tim Carlton—Legislative Director

Michael Horder—Legislative Director

Christian Lovell—Legislative Director

Richard Lukas—Legislative Director

Maribel Ramos—Legislative Director

Badiki Ebenja—Legislative Associate

Courtney Scarbin—Legislative Coordinator


Advocacy Communications Library

Governors Commend Bipartisan $10 Billion COVID Relief Agreement, Urge Passage

Governors Commend Bipartisan $10 Billion COVID Relief Agreement, Urge Passage

Governors urge Congress to pass a bipartisan package that will give states the tools and flexibility they need to continue ...
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Letter to Senate HELP Committee on PREVENT Pandemics Act

Letter to Senate HELP Committee on PREVENT Pandemics Act

Governors' recommendations in drafting the bipartisan Prepare for and Respond to Existing Viruses, Emerging Threats and Pandemics Act, S. 3799 ...
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Governors Urge Congress to Find Agreement on Innovation and Competition Legislation

Governors Urge Congress to Find Agreement on Innovation and Competition Legislation

Today, National Governors Association Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey released ...
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Governors Issue Statement on COVID Federal Funding and State and Local Recovery Funds

Governors Issue Statement on COVID Federal Funding and State and Local Recovery Funds

Today, National Governors Association Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey released ...
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Congress Fulfills Commitments to States and Territories Under the 2022 Spending Deal

Congress Fulfills Commitments to States and Territories Under the 2022 Spending Deal

Today, National Governors Association Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey released ...
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Safeguarding Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Safeguarding Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

We urge lawmakers to negotiate in good faith to advance FY 2022 spending legislation, while preserving the critical support provided ...
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NGA Commends 100 Percent FEMA Reimbursement to States, Tribes and Territories for Continued Pandemic Response

NGA Commends 100 Percent FEMA Reimbursement to States, Tribes and Territories for Continued Pandemic Response

The National Governors Association (NGA) Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey ...
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Letter on the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Package

Letter on the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Package

RE: Support for Inclusion of the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act in ...
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Governors Ready to Deploy $5 Billion for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Governors Ready to Deploy $5 Billion for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Today, the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Economic Recovery and Revitalization Task Force Co-Chairs, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and South Carolina ...
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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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