Homeland Security & Public Safety Committee Letters
Letter (from Governor Sandoval and Governor Bullock) to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Michael Poth regarding FirstNet board and committee appointments.
Council Co-Chair Letter (from Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy) to Deputy Secretary Shanahan and General Lengyel requesting continued collaboration on disaster response and recovery and utilization of the National Guard.
Letter (from Minnesota Governor Dayton and Missouri Governor Greitens) to House and Senate Defense Appropriators requesting robust funding in Fiscal Year 2019 for the National Guard.
Letter (From Co-Chairs of the Council of Governors) to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau asking for collaboration on new annual report requirement on the non-federalized National Guard.
The Co-Chairs of the Council of Governors letter welcoming Department of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen to the Council.
Letter (From the National Governors Association and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers) to Director of the Office of Management (OMB) and Budget Mick Mulvaney asking OMB to engage with Governors and state CIOs to harmonize disparate federal cybersecurity regulations and normalize the federal audit process.
Council of Governors Ask Appropriators to Consider National Guard Efforts in Supplemental Appropriation Bills
Letter (from the Co-Chairs of the Council of Governors) to House and Senate Appropriation Committee leadership to consider the critical mission of the National Guard in hurricane response and recovery efforts as Congress acts on emergency supplemental appropriations bills.
Letter (from the National Governors Association, the Air Force Association, the National Guard Association of the U.S., the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the U.S., the Adjutants General Association of the U.S., and the Reserve Officers Association) to Chairman John McCain, Ranking Member Jack Reed, Chairman Mac Thornberry and Ranking Member Adam Smith expressing support for including language in the conference FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to expand TRICARE benefits to Guardsmen serving under 12304b and military technicians.
Letter (from the National Governors Association and the Council of Governors) to Chairman John McCain, Ranking Member Jack Reed, Chairman Mac Thornberry and Ranking Member Adam Smith expressing support for including language in the conference FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to reduce the conversion percentage of dual status military technicians, delay implementation of conversion, expand TRICARE Reserve Select and require a report on enhancing the technician program.
Council Co-Chairs congratulate Deputy Secretary Shanahan on his confirmation and encourage a continued relationship with the Department of Defense on matters regarding the National Guard and civil support activities.