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 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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National Governors Association Calls on Congress to Reimburse National Guard Capitol Mission

National Governors Association Calls on Congress to Reimburse National Guard Capitol Mission

Today, the National Governors Association called on Congress to pass legislation before the end of the month to reimburse the ...
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Letter on Principles for Workforce Development Improvement

Letter on Principles for Workforce Development Improvement

Now is the time to meaningfully update and reshape federal workforce programs to address the present and future of work ...
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Governors’ Principles to Renew the Federal Workforce System

Governors’ Principles to Renew the Federal Workforce System

Key principles for redesigning the federal workforce development system to create jobs, uplift workers, and provide employers with the tools ...
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