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

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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Testimony - Medicare Reform

Testimony – Medicare Reform

Chairman Roth, Senator Moynihan, distinguished Committee Members, thank you for inviting me to testify on the topic of Medicare financing ...
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Testimony - Tobacco Settlement Funds

Testimony – Tobacco Settlement Funds

Mr. Chairman, thank you for the opportunity to appear before this subcommittee today to testify on the Governors' number one ...
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