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Government Relations

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. 

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August 09, 2017

NGA Announces 2017-18 Committee Leadership

The National Governors Association announced its new committee leadership for 2017-2018.


NGA Comments on Federal Tax Reform

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.


Early Childhood Education

Letter (from Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Washington Governor Jay Inslee) to House and Senate Education Committee Leadership in support of strengthening the state-federal partnership on early childhood education.


September 27, 2017

Governors to Congress: Resume Bipartisanship

The National Governors Association released a statement on the need to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program and stabilize the nation’s health insurance markets.


Council of Governors Letter to Secretary Mattis

Co-Chair letter to Secretary Mattis regarding new members of the Council of Governors.