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
  • Alexis Howard—Legislative Associate
  • Mackenzi Matthews—Legislative Associate
  • Courtney Scarbin—Legislative Associate
  • Abigail Smith Judstra—Legislative Associate

Advocacy Communications Library

Testimony - NCLB

Testimony – NCLB

Chairman Miller, Ranking Member McKeon, members of the Committee, thank you for inviting the National Governors Association (NGA) to testify ...
Testimony - Internet Tax Freedom Act

Testimony – Internet Tax Freedom Act

Chairwoman Sanchez, Ranking Member Cannon, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting the National Governors Association (NGA) to ...
Testimony - Competitiveness

Testimony – Competitiveness

Chairman Hinojosa, Ranking Member Keller, and members of the Subcommittee I am Charles Ware and it is my honor to ...
Testimony - surface transportation

Testimony – surface transportation

Thank you, Madam Secretary and the members of the Commission for hosting this roundtable with national organizations representing state and ...
Testimony - Communications, Taxation, and Federalism

Testimony – Communications, Taxation, and Federalism

Chairman Inouye, Vice Chairman Stevens, and members of the Subcommittee: thank you for inviting the National Governors Association (NGA) to ...
Testimony - Internet Tax Moratorium

Testimony – Internet Tax Moratorium

Chairwoman Sanchez, Ranking Member Cannon, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting the National Governors Association (NGA) to ...
Testimony - National Guard (Governor Easley)

Testimony – National Guard (Governor Easley)

Thank you Chairman Leahy and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for the opportunity to speak to you today. I ...
Testimony - Children's Dental Health

Testimony – Children’s Dental Health

Mr. Chairman: I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the issue of dental health as it ...
Testimony - Real ID

Testimony – Real ID

Chairman Akaka, Ranking Member Voinovich and distinguished members of the subcommittee, my name is David Quam and I am the ...
Testimony - P-16 Alignment

Testimony – P-16 Alignment

On behalf of the National Governors Association (NGA), it is an honor to testify before you today on the recently ...
Testimony - Innovation America (NGA Chair Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano)

Testimony – Innovation America (NGA Chair Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano)

Chairman Miller, Ranking Member McKeon and Committee Members, thank you for the opportunity to testify on an issue of great ...
Testimony - Medicaid Reform

Testimony – Medicaid Reform

Good morning and thank you for once again inviting me to appear before the Commission. Reforming the Medicaid system - ...