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

Testimony - Homeland Security

Testimony – Homeland Security

Madam Chair: I appreciate this opportunity to testify before the Senate Government Affairs Committee and thank you and Senator Lieberman ...
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Testimony - Highway and Transit Needs

Testimony – Highway and Transit Needs

Good morning. Chairman Petri, Ranking Member Lipinski, and members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you ...
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Statement for the Record - 2002 Farm Bill

Statement for the Record – 2002 Farm Bill

The purpose of this statement is to reflect the views of the National Governors Association on the Draft Farm Bill ...
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Testimony - Long-Term Care

Testimony – Long-Term Care

Thank you for inviting me today to speak on behalf of the National Governors Association. As this Committee well knows, ...
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Testimony - Homeland Security Funding

Testimony – Homeland Security Funding

Mr. Chairman, Senator Stevens, and members of the Committee: The nation's Governors appreciate this opportunity to discuss the issue of ...
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Testimony - Welfare Reform Reauthorization

Testimony – Welfare Reform Reauthorization

Mr. Chairman, Senator Grassley, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on the reauthorization ...
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Testimony - Aging

Testimony – Aging

Chairman Breaux, Senator Craig, and members of the Special Committee on Aging, I thank you for inviting me to testify ...
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Testimony - Justice Programs

Testimony – Justice Programs

Thank you Mr. Chairman for this opportunity to testify this afternoon. First, let me say that I will not take ...
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Testimony - TEA 21

Testimony – TEA 21

Chairman Petri, Ranking Member Borski, and members of the Subcommittee, I thank you for inviting me to testify before your ...
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Testimony - TEA-21 Reauthorization

Testimony – TEA-21 Reauthorization

Chairman Jeffords, Senator Smith, and members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - it is my great pleasure ...
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Testimony - Tax Equity and Sovereignty for States in the Digital Age

Testimony – Tax Equity and Sovereignty for States in the Digital Age

Good morning, Mr. Chairman. I appreciate the opportunity to present testimony to the committee this morning with regard to issues ...
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Testimony - Long-Term Care

Testimony – Long-Term Care

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, my name is Ray Scheppach, and I am the Executive Director of the ...
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