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Economic Development & Commerce Committee

The Economic Development and Commerce Committee (EDC) has jurisdiction over a broad range of issues in the areas of transportation infrastructure, telecommunications, international trade promotion, financial services regulation, science and technology development, and affordable housing.

Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado Chair
Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Vice Chair

Gov. John Carney, Delaware
Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois
Gov. Matt Bevin, Kentucky
Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi
Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska
Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina
Gov. Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island
Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia

Staff Director & General Counsel

Legislative Director, Economic Development & Commerce Committee

March 30, 2016

NGA Urges FCC To Reject Proposal That Weakens States’ Authority

NGA released a statement urging the FCC to reject a proposal that would preempt states’ authority to designate eligible telecommunications carriers under the Lifeline program.

December 02, 2015

NGA, NCSL Applaud Five-Year, $305 Billion Surface Transportation Conference Report

We call on Congress to move quickly to pass the bipartisan conference report for the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). 

December 11, 2015

NGA, NCSL Call On Congress To Reject ITFA Inclusion

NGA and NCSL are disappointed by the inclusion of language to make ITFA permanent as part of the conference report on H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. 

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