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

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

Statement for the Record - Brownfields

Statement for the Record – Brownfields

Thank you for the opportunity to submit tesimony for the record of this Subcommittee hearing on the subject of Brownfields ...
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Testimony - Rural Development

Testimony – Rural Development

Good morning, Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee. Thank you for inviting me here to testify. I am John ...
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Testimony - Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act

Testimony – Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act

Mr. Chairman, on behalf of America's Governors, I am here to report that to my knowledge, there is no state ...
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Statement for the Record - Conservation and Reinvestment Act

Statement for the Record – Conservation and Reinvestment Act

The National Governors Association (NGA) is pleased that the House Resources Committee is holding a hearing on H.R. 701, the ...
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Testimony - Conservation Title of the Farm Bill

Testimony – Conservation Title of the Farm Bill

This testimony is respectfully submitted on behalf of the National Governors Association (NGA) for inclusion as part of the record ...
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Testimony - Unfunded Mandate Reform Act

Testimony – Unfunded Mandate Reform Act

Good morning. I am grateful for the opportunity to testify on behalf of the nation's Governors on a five-year review ...
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Testimony - Medicare, Prescription Drugs, and Current Coverage Options

Testimony – Medicare, Prescription Drugs, and Current Coverage Options

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today on behalf of the ...
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Testimony - ITFA

Testimony – ITFA

Delivered to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation The Honorable John McCain, Chairman Full Committee Hearing on ...
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Testimony - Superfund

Testimony – Superfund

Good morning, Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee. I am Ruth Ann Minner, Governor of the State of Delaware, ...
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Testimony - IFTA

Testimony – IFTA

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I am Michael Leavitt, Governor of Utah. I am here today not only ...
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Testimony - Internet taxation

Testimony – Internet taxation

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, on behalf of the National Governors' Association and the people of Michigan, thank ...
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Testimony - Medicare Reform

Testimony – Medicare Reform

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today on behalf of the ...
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