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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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Governors Adopt Policy Positions During NGA Winter Meeting

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).


Governors Urge Quick Resolution of Federal Financial Aid Tool Outage

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.


Health Care Reform

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.


April 24, 2017

Governors: Defense Authorization Modification Essential to Preserve National Guard

The National Governors Association expressed its strong support for legislation that would allow the National Guard to preserve its readiness through the Military Technician program.  


April 26, 2017

Governors to Congress: Restore Rural Funding in Continuing Resolution

The National Governors Association released a statement regarding reduced federal payments to states and counties under the Secure Rural Schools program.