BUILD TO LAST:

GOVERNORS PRIORITIZE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

Infrastructure is the foundation states are built upon. It impacts everything from economic development and global competitiveness to our quality of life, safety, environment and resiliency. Governors have taken action to enhance infrastructure, including creating new and increasing existing funding streams, advancing public-private partnerships, addressing regulatory delays, improving transparency and promoting innovation.

NGA Solutions supports governors’ efforts to advance infrastructure through state policies and programs. NGA Advocacy supports governors’ interests in the development of sound federal infrastructure policy.

Principles for National
Infrastructure Investment

The National Governors Association has released its principles, which spell out the bipartisan priorities of governors. Governors are calling on Capitol Hill to:

    • Create certainty and stability in long-term federal resources to ensure workforce and economic vitality through dedicated funding and financing.
    • Fix and expand existing infrastructure and invest in resiliency and security to modernize it for future generations.
    • Streamline project delivery, increase transparency, while achieving environmental protection.
    • Embrace new practices and technologies that provide innovative solutions to traditional infrastructure needs.

This site contains positions and updates on federal actions from NGA Government Relations and state policy insights from the Center for Best Practices.


NGA Statements, Letters, and Commentary


Joint Letter on Water Resources Development Act Reauthorization

Joint Letter on Water Resources Development Act Reauthorization

"We look forward to working with you to ensure the safety and modernization of our nation’s water infrastructure and water ...
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Big 7 Letter Advocating 1-Year Extension of FAST Act

Big 7 Letter Advocating 1-Year Extension of FAST Act

We urge Congress to pass a turnkey, one-year extension of the current surface transportation law, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, ...
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Gov. Hogan Releases Federal Priorities to Promote Infrastructure as Economic Foundation

Gov. Hogan Releases Federal Priorities to Promote Infrastructure as Economic Foundation

Concluding his initiative as chair of the National Governors Association, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan released a series of principles intended ...
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Governors Discuss Private-Sector Partnerships to Advance Infrastructure Priorities 

Governors Discuss Private-Sector Partnerships to Advance Infrastructure Priorities 

Six governors joined other state officials and private-sector stakeholders to explore partnerships to finance and maintain vital infrastructure, during the ...
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Coalition Letter Addressing Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Needs Due To COVID-19

Coalition Letter Addressing Cybersecurity and IT Infrastructure Needs Due To COVID-19

April 28, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnellMajority LeaderUnited States SenateU.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Chuck SchumerMinority ...
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Joint Letter on the 2020 Water Resources Development Act

Joint Letter on the 2020 Water Resources Development Act

April 24, 2020 The Honorable John BarrassoChairmanCommittee on the Environment and Public WorksUnited States Senate307 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC ...
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State and Local Coalition Calls for Federal Broadband Investment

State and Local Coalition Calls for Federal Broadband Investment

A coalition of organizations representing state and local governments released the following statement in response to hearings on the FY ...
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Coalition Letter on Repealing the $7.6 billion FAST Act Rescission of Highway Contract Authority

Coalition Letter on Repealing the $7.6 billion FAST Act Rescission of Highway Contract Authority

November 14, 2019 The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, United States SenateThe Honorable Charles E. Schumer, Democratic Leader, United States ...
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Coalition Letter of Support for Repeal of FAST Act Rescission

Coalition Letter of Support for Repeal of FAST Act Rescission

September 12, 2019The Honorable Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, United States SenateThe Honorable Charles E. Schumer, Minority Leader, United States SenateThe ...
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Governors Applaud Bipartisan Surface Transportation Deal

Governors Applaud Bipartisan Surface Transportation Deal

Congress Encouraged to Pass Long-Term Reauthorization of Federal Surface Transportation Programs Today the National Governors Association (NGA) released the following ...
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Recent Federal News

Recent Podcasts

Infrastructure Hearings — 116th Congress

NGA Advocacy

The advocacy mission of the National Governors Association is to manage the state-federal relationship and governors’ key policy priorities to ensure that governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy. NGA’s team coordinates state action on behalf of the association on Capitol Hill.

NGA Solutions

NGA Solutions: The NGA Center for Best Practices develops innovative solutions to today’s most pressing public policy challenges. NGA Solutions is the only research and development organization that directly serves the nation’s governors. It includes an Energy, Infrastructure & Environment team of state policy experts.