Economic Development & Commerce Committee
The Economic Development and Commerce Committee (EDC) has jurisdiction over a broad range of issues in the areas of transportation infrastructure, telecommunications, international trade promotion, financial services regulation, science and technology development, and affordable housing.
Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado – Chair
Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona – Vice Chair
Gov. John Carney, Delaware
Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois
Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky
Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi
Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska
Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina
Gov. Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island
Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia
Staff Director & General Counsel
Legislative Director, Economic Development and Commerce Committee
NGA released a statement urging the FCC to reject a proposal that would preempt states’ authority to designate eligible telecommunications carriers under the Lifeline program.
We call on Congress to move quickly to pass the bipartisan conference report for the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).
NGA and NCSL are disappointed by the inclusion of language to make ITFA permanent as part of the conference report on H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.