Yesterday former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new U.S. ambassador to China. Earlier, he was approved unanimously by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to advance his nomination to the full Senate for the final vote.
The National Governors Association (NGA), along with other leading organizations that represent state and local governments at the federal level, issued a statement on Speaker Paul Ryan’s and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s creation of the Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs.
The National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) released a statement on states' priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill.