NGA ADVOCACY LIBRARY

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Air Force Commission

The President The White House Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: The 2013 National Defense Authorization Act created an independent ...
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Hearing Statement – Marketplace Fairness Act

The nation’s governors call on Congress to help states modernize sales tax systems and encourage greater marketplace competition by taking ...
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Testimony – The Marketplace Equity Act of 2011

By Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Conyers and members of the committee, I am grateful to be ...
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Testimony – FY 2013 Budget Air Force Structure Reductions

Chairman Forbes, Ranking Member Bordallo, distinguished members of the Subcommittee, my name is Terry Branstad, Governor of the State of ...
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Testimony – Homeland Security Grant Reform

Chairman Bilirakis, Ranking Member Richardson, distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today ...
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Hearing Statement – Tax Reform – State and Local Tax and Fiscal policy

Chairman Baucus, Ranking Member Hatch, and members of the committee, the nation’s governors appreciate your interest in considering how federal ...
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Testimony – REAL ID

Chairman Sensenbrenner, Ranking Member Scott, distinguished members of the committee; my name is David Quam, Director of Federal Relations for ...
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Hearing Statement – Marketplace Fairness Act

The National Governors Association (NGA) urges Congress to level the playing field between out-of-state and in-state retailers by authorizing states ...
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Testimony – Governor Markell D Block

Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Hutchison and distinguished members of the committee, my name is Jack Markell, Governor of the state ...
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Testimony – Senate Budget State Fiscal Situation

Chairman Conrad, and members of the committee, on behalf of the nation’s governors, thank you for the opportunity to appear ...
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Testimony – D Block Senate Commerce

On behalf of the nation’s governors, the National Governors Association (NGA) wishes to thank Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Hutchison and ...
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Testimony – Governor Douglas State Taxes

Chairman Cohen, Ranking Member Franks, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today.  On behalf ...
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