The mission of the National Governors Association (NGA) Office of Government Relations is to ensure that governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy. NGA policy positions, reflecting governors’ principles on priority issues, guide the association’s efforts to influence federal laws and regulations affecting states.
NGA on the Hill
At the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting, governors adopted policy positions for the five NGA committees: Economic Development and Commerce (EDC), Education and Workforce (EdW), Health and Human Services (HHS), Homeland Security and Public Safety (HSPS) and Natural Resources (NR).
Comments to Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) encouraging intergovernmental cooperation on tax reform and submitting the governors’ policy positions regarding tax and public finance matters.
In a statement, the National Governors Association asked the IRS and U.S. Department of Education to leverage all available resources to prevent millions of college applicants from being affected by a service interruption between now and Fall 2017.
Letter (from Chair and Vice Chair of the National Governors Association) in response to Representative McCarthy’s request for feedback for potential changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, chair and vice chair of the National Governors Association Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, respectively, commend Congress on the confirmation of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long.
The National Governors Association released a statement regarding reduced federal payments to states and counties under the Secure Rural Schools program.