NGA ADVOCACY LIBRARY

Our nation’s Governors are dedicated to leading bipartisan solutions that improve citizens’ lives. Through NGA, Governors identify priority issues and deal with matters of public policy and governance at the state, national and global levels. NGA teams work side-by-side with state leaders to identify challenges and develop solutions. View NGA Advovacy Communications, filterable by content type and topic.

Letter to FEMA on Public Assistance Guidelines

Letter to FEMA on Public Assistance Guidelines

Governors would like to recommend the following actions to improve FEMA’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. The Honorable Deanne CriswellAdministratorFederal ...
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State and Local Perspectives on DHS Preparedness Grant Programs

State and Local Perspectives on DHS Preparedness Grant Programs

Testimony of Governor David Ige of Hawai‘i On Behalf of The National Governors Association Before the United States House of ...
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Letter on Surface Transportation Priorities

Letter on Surface Transportation Priorities

We look forward to working closely with the respective Senate and House committees to help advance a new surface transportation ...
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NGA and NASWA Letter to Secretary of Labor Regarding Unemployment Insurance Fraud

NGA and NASWA Letter to Secretary of Labor Regarding Unemployment Insurance Fraud

The Honorable Marty WalshU.S. Secretary of LaborU.S. Department of Labor200 Constitution Avenue NWWashington, D.C. 20210 Dear Secretary Walsh: Congratulations on ...
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Governors Hogan and Whitmer Testify on Importance of Infrastructure Investment

Governors Hogan and Whitmer Testify on Importance of Infrastructure Investment

Governors struck a resoundingly bipartisan tone before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, speaking to the urgency of investing ...
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Coalition Letter on FEMA's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking:  “Cost of Assistance Estimates in the Disaster Declaration Process for the Public Assistance Program.”

Coalition Letter on FEMA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: “Cost of Assistance Estimates in the Disaster Declaration Process for the Public Assistance Program.”

March 5, 2021 Mr. Bob Fenton, Acting AdministratorFederal Emergency Management Agency500 C Street, SWWashington, D.C. 20024 Dear Acting Administrator Fenton: ...
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Executive Committee Letter to President Regarding Vaccine Distribution Process

Executive Committee Letter to President Regarding Vaccine Distribution Process

February 15, 2021President Joseph R. Biden Jr.The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20500Dear Mr. President:The nation’s Governors again congratulate ...
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Overview of Survey Results on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

Overview of Survey Results on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

To better understand the issues and needs of Governors, NGA conducted a survey in August 2020 on states’ and territories’ ...
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NGA Vaccine Survey of States and Territories

NGA Vaccine Survey of States and Territories

States and territories will need additional resources, funding and support to carry-out the most expansive vaccination plan in history. (View/Download) ...
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Letter on Unemployment Insurance and Economic Recovery

Letter on Unemployment Insurance and Economic Recovery

We call on Congress to take action before the end of 2020 to ensure that state and territorial unemployment programs ...
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Letter Outlining Governors’ Legislative Priorities for the National Defense Authorization Act

Letter Outlining Governors’ Legislative Priorities for the National Defense Authorization Act

October 23, 2020The Honorable James Inhofe, ChairmanSenate Armed Services Committee218 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510The Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking ...
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Coronavirus Relief Fund Eligibility Items

Coronavirus Relief Fund Eligibility Items

States and local governments are spending money from the CARES Act quickly and wisely. This list illustrates the level of ...
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