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NGA Letters

February 01, 2017

The Government Accounting Board

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, Council of State Governments, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, The United States Conference of Mayors, International City-County Managers Association, Government Finance Officers Association, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, & Treasurers, and National Association of State Treasurers)  to the House Financial Services Committee urging Congress to exclude language in the CHOICE Act that would end an independent and predictable funding mechanism for the Government Accounting Board (GASB).


January 24, 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.


November 14, 2016

WRDA Reauthorization

Letter from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison and National Conference of State Legislatures Executive Director William Pound that encourages Congress to pass a final, bipartisan Water Resources Development Act reauthorization to be signed into law by the President.


November 07, 2016

ESSA Supplement, Not Supplant Recommendations

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.


November 07, 2016

FirstNet Recommendations

The National Governors Association sent recommendations to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) on engaging states as full partners in its implementation process.


October 24, 2016

Medicare Part B

Letter (from Governor Shumlin and Governor Baker) asking Congressional leadership to fix the Medicare Part B increases for 2017.


September 15, 2016

WRDA Reauthorization

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.


July 19, 2016

ESSA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Recommendations

The National Governors Association (NGA) sent recommendations to the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on accountability and state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


July 05, 2016

Treasury Rulemaking

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.


June 22, 2016

Wildfire Suppression Funding

Letter (from Governor Mead and Governor Brown) to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee leadership urging Congress to enact budgetary reforms that address wildfire suppression needs.