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
Letter (from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison) to U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew urging the department to extend the comment period for the Proposed Treasury-Internal Revenue Service rulemaking to Section 385 of the IRS code.
Letter (from National Governors Association Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison and National Conference of State Legislatures Executive Director William Pound) to U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King regarding proposed regulations to implement the Title I “Supplement, not supplant” requirement in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Governors have long been at the forefront of efforts to prevent and treat opioid addiction, working with health care providers, law enforcement and other stakeholders to mount a comprehensive response to the opioid crisis.
The National Governors Association sent recommendations to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) on engaging states as full partners in its implementation process.
Letter (from Governor Brown and Governor Mead) applauding the Senate for passing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 and encouraging the House to pass its own version of WRDA reauthorization as soon as possible.