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.


NGA Task Forces & Council of Governors


Staff

  • Tiffany Waddell—Director of Government Relations
  • Renee Antoine—Legislative Director
  • Tim Carlton—Legislative Director
  • Richard Lukas—Legislative Director
  • Courtney Brinley—Legislative Associate
  • Alexis Howard—Legislative Associate
  • Abigail Smith Judstra—Legislative Associate
  • Mackenzi Matthews—Legislative Associate

Advocacy Communications Library

Public Health And Disaster Response Task Force Sends FY24 Appropriations Letter to Congress

Public Health And Disaster Response Task Force Sends FY24 Appropriations Letter to Congress

The co-chairs of the National Governors Association (NGA) Public Health and Disaster Response Task Force wrote a letter to Congressional ...
State and Local Government Organizations urge Passage of the railway safety act of 2023

State and Local Government Organizations urge Passage of the railway safety act of 2023

On behalf of the National Governors Association (NGA), the National League of Cities (NLC), and the National Association of Counties ...
Governors Announce Bipartisan Permitting Vision to Accelerate Project Delivery

Governors Announce Bipartisan Permitting Vision to Accelerate Project Delivery

WASHINGTON – Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Vice Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released ...
Governors Call for Energy and Permitting Compromise

Governors Call for Energy and Permitting Compromise

WASHINGTON – Today, National Governors Association (NGA) Vice Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released ...
Governors Collaborate to Speed Energy Infrastructure Construction

Governors Collaborate to Speed Energy Infrastructure Construction

WASHINGTON – National Governors Association (NGA) Vice Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards released the following ...
Governors Call for Fiscal Stability

Governors Call for Fiscal Stability

WASHINGTON – Today, National Governors Association Chair Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Vice Chair Governor Spencer Cox of ...
State And Local Government Associations Commend Congress for Infrastructure and Disaster Flexibility

State And Local Government Associations Commend Congress for Infrastructure and Disaster Flexibility

WASHINGTON – With the enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, the seven leading organizations representing state and local ...
Support for Inclusion of the State, Local Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act in the next legislative or spending vehicle

Support for Inclusion of the State, Local Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act in the next legislative or spending vehicle

The Honorable Nancy PelosiSpeakerUnited States House of Representatives The Honorable Charles E. SchumerMajority LeaderUnited States Senate The Honorable Kevin McCarthyRepublican ...
Briefing on DOJ Programs to Improve School and Community Safety

Briefing on DOJ Programs to Improve School and Community Safety

On Friday, September 2, the National Governors Association Bipartisan Working Group on School and Community Safety hosted the second of ...
Improving Mental Health Services and Increasing Supportive Services in Schools

Improving Mental Health Services and Increasing Supportive Services in Schools

On Thursday, August 25th, the National Governors Association Bipartisan Working Group on School and Community Safety hosted the first of ...
The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022

The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022

The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (P.L. 117-167), a bipartisan law, focuses on federal aid to encourage the construction ...
Governors Call for Bipartisan Compromise on Passing Competition Legislation

Governors Call for Bipartisan Compromise on Passing Competition Legislation

WASHINGTON – Today, National Governors Association Chairman Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas and Vice Chairman Governor Phil Murphy of New ...