Testimony by Captain Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director/Commander of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division of the Michigan State Police, on behalf of NGA and the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council, before the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, on providing recommendations to the future FEMA Administrator.
Testimony by Jeff McLeod, Director of the NGA Center for Best Practices Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet on the implementation of a nationwide public safety broadband network.
Testimony by NGA Chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about state implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Testimony by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton before the National Commission on the Future of the Army on the importance of the Army National Guard to states and the nation.
Testimony by NGA Deputy Director for Policy David Quam before the United States House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity for a hearing titled “A Review of Licensing and Credentialing Standards for Servicemembers and Veterans: Do Barriers Still Remain?”
Testimony by NGA Executive Director Dan Crippen before the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law for a hearing titled “Nexus Issues: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2315, the ‘Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015,’ H.R. 1643, the ‘Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2015’ and H.R. __, the ‘Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2015.’”
Testimony by NGA Executive Committee Member North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for a hearing titled “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill: Laying the Foundation for U.S. Economic Growth and Job Creation Part II.”
Testimony by NGA Economic Development and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Alabama Governor Robert Bentley before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for a hearing titled “The Importance of MAP-21 Reauthorization: Federal and State Perspectives.”
The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the United States government’s response to the Ebola Outbreak. The National Governor Association submitted written testimony outlining the states’ critical role as the first line of defense against the spread of Ebola.
The House Homeland Security Subcommittee held a hearing on the Administration’s proposal to reform federal preparedness grant programs. Kris Eide, Minnesota Homeland Security Advisor, testified on behalf of the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council and the National Emergency Management Association.