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June 26, 2017

Governors Ask for Time to Review and React to Health Care Bill

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, via the National Governors Association (NGA), sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asking for adequate time to review and react to health care legislation.


June 23, 2017

Governors to Congress: Don't Let CHIP Expire

The National Governors Association (NGA) Health and Human Services Committee issued a statement urging Congress to immediately extend the Children's Health Insurance Program, which has had bipartisan support since 1997.


June 20, 2017

Governors Welcome FEMA Administrator Confirmation

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, chair and vice chair of the National Governors Association Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, respectively, commend Congress on the confirmation of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long.


June 20, 2017

NGA Releases Bipartisan Ideas From 13 States to Improve Health Care

The NGA Center for Best Practices' Shared Priorities from the Governors' Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network summarizes a collection of bipartisan health care ideas from 13 states—California, Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.


June 16, 2017

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Announces Elon Musk To Appear at NGA Summer Meeting

Incoming National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval today announced that Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, will be joining the nation’s governors at their Summer Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, July 13-15, 2017. 


June 16, 2017

Gov. McAuliffe: States Need Core Cyber Protections to Fight Threats

The National Governors Association (NGA) Chair Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe hosted the final summit for his chair’s initiative, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge, in Leesburg, Virginia, earlier this week.


June 08, 2017

NGA CEO: Bipartisan Agreement Among Governors on Infrastructure

Scott Pattison went on CNBC’s "Squawk Box" ahead of the President’s infrastructure summit at the White House to discuss governors’ infrastructure priorities.


May 23, 2017

NGA Lauds Ambassador Branstad’s Historic Public Service Career

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. 


May 19, 2017

NGA Applauds Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs

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.


May 17, 2017

State Officials Stress Importance of 2018 Farm Bill

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.