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NGA Letters

September 19, 2017

FY18 NDAA Conference – Military Technician Conversion

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.


September 05, 2017

SELF DRIVE Act

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials, American Administration of Motor Vehicle Administrators and Governors Highway Safety Association) to Speaker Paul Ryan, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Greg Walden, and Ranking Member Frank Pallone expressing concerns with federal preemption and state and federal government cooperation provisions in the House autonomous vehicle legislation, H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act.


September 01, 2017

Highway Trust Fund Rescission

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) to Representative Woodall expressing support for Amendment 43 to Division H of the House Rules Committee Print 115-31, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018.


August 15, 2017

Co-Chair Welcome Letter to Deputy Secretary of Defense Shanahan

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.


July 27, 2017

SELF DRIVE Act

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials, American Administration of Motor Vehicle Administrators and Governors Highway Safety Association) to Chairman Greg Walden, Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Chairman Bob Latta and Ranking Member Janice Schakowsky requesting that the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee include key stakeholders in developing the appropriate federal framework for the use of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies on our nation’s roadways.


July 18, 2017

NGA Comments on Federal Tax Reform

Comments to Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) encouraging intergovernmental cooperation on tax reform and submitting the governors’ policy positions regarding tax and public finance matters.


July 13, 2017

Early Childhood Education

Letter (from Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Washington Governor Jay Inslee) to House and Senate Education Committee Leadership in support of strengthening the state-federal partnership on early childhood education.


June 26, 2017

Senate Health Reform Legislation

Letter (from Governor Terry McAuliffe and Governor Charlie Baker) to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell requesting Congress allow governors adequate time to review any health reform legislation.


June 22, 2017

Drone Innovation Act

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and National Association of State Aviation Officials) to Representatives Lewis, Brownley, Rokita, and Garamendi, commending them for introducing the Drone Innovation Act, which would affirm state regulatory authority regarding the operation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones.


June 13, 2017

Council of Governors Letter to Secretary Mattis

Co-Chair letter to Secretary Mattis regarding new members of the Council of Governors.