NGA ADVOCACY LIBRARY

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Governors Commend House Action to Maintain Governors’ Authority Over the National Guard

Governors Commend House Action to Maintain Governors’ Authority Over the National Guard

Washington, D.C. – National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Governor Spencer Cox of Utah and Vice Chair Governor Jared Polis of ...
Congressional Briefing on Building Readiness and Strengthening Resiliency to Combat Disasters and Emerging Threats

Congressional Briefing on Building Readiness and Strengthening Resiliency to Combat Disasters and Emerging Threats

On May 7, 2024, the NGA Public Health and Disaster Response Task Force held a congressional briefing on building readiness ...
Governors Respond to Discussion with Air Force Secretary Kendall on National Guard Proposal

Governors Respond to Discussion with Air Force Secretary Kendall on National Guard Proposal

Washington, D.C.– National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Governor Spencer Cox of Utah and Vice Chair Governor Jared Polis of Colorado ...
Education, Workforce and Community Investment Task Force FY25 Appropriations Priorities

Education, Workforce and Community Investment Task Force FY25 Appropriations Priorities

The Honorable Patty MurrayChairSenate Committee on AppropriationsCapitol Building S-146AWashington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Susan CollinsVice ChairSenate Committee on AppropriationsCapitol Building ...
Letter to DOD on Maintaining Governor Authority of National Guard

Letter to DOD on Maintaining Governor Authority of National Guard

"National Guard assets are critical components of states’ and territories’ responses to crises. Governors must maintain full authority as Commanders ...
Letter to DOD On Legislative Proposal 480

Letter to DOD On Legislative Proposal 480

"The Council of Governors respectfully, and with the strongest terms, objects to the Department’s proposal, LP 480. We ask that ...
Governors Urge Congress to Pass Legislation to Support U.S. Allies

Governors Urge Congress to Pass Legislation to Support U.S. Allies

WASHINGTON D.C. – The National Governors Association (NGA) today called on Congress to come together and pass legislation to support America’s national ...
Congressional Briefing on Environmental Protection

Congressional Briefing on Environmental Protection

On April 10, 2024, NGA’s Economic Development and Revitalization Task Force and the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) hosted ...
Governors Issue Statement on National Guard Assets

Governors Issue Statement on National Guard Assets

WASHINGTON – Today, National Governors Association Chair Governor Spencer Cox of Utah and Vice Chair Governor Jared Polis of Colorado ...
NGA Sends Letter Outlining WRDA Priorities  

NGA Sends Letter Outlining WRDA Priorities  

NGA sent a joint letter to the leaders of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works and the ...
Governors Call on Congress to Keep Government Open

Governors Call on Congress to Keep Government Open

Washington, DC – Today, National Governors Association Chair Governor Spencer Cox of Utah and Vice Chair Governor Jared Polis of ...
Letter to FEMA on Improving Disaster Response and Recovery

Letter to FEMA on Improving Disaster Response and Recovery

Based on experience and feedback provided from states and territories we have compiled the following recommendations for reform in disaster ...