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NGA Letters

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.


June 21, 2016

Opioid Addiction

Letter (from Governor Baker and Governor Hassan) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to provide sufficient resources to states in order for them to continue the work they have begun to combat the opioid crisis.


June 03, 2016

Political Subdivisions

Letter (from NGA Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison) to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, John Koskinen, urging the withdrawal of a proposed rule that would redefine political subdivisions and set a three-part federal test in order for these entities to issue tax-exempt debt.