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.
- 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…
Tiffany Waddell—Director of Government Relations
Tim Carlton—Legislative Director
Richard Lukas—Legislative Director
Maribel Ramos—Legislative Director
Courtney Scarbin—Legislative Coordinator
Advocacy Communications Library
Coalition Letter on FEMA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: “Cost of Assistance Estimates in the Disaster Declaration Process for the Public Assistance Program.”
Executive Committee Letter to President Regarding Vaccine Distribution Process
Overview of Survey Results on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts
National Governors Association Announces Task Forces to Lead Pandemic Response, Recovery
State and Local Government Organizations Welcome Biden-Harris Inauguration, Condemn Acts of Violence
NGA Vaccine Survey of States and Territories
Letter on Unemployment Insurance and Economic Recovery
Letter Outlining Governors’ Legislative Priorities for the National Defense Authorization Act
Coronavirus Relief Fund Eligibility Items
Nearly 90% of Coronavirus Relief Funds Already Allocated
Working Together for Vaccine Distribution
NGA Leadership Letter Requesting White House Meeting on Vaccine Distribution