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NGA Letters

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.


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.


June 12, 2017

FEMA Administrator Nomination

Letter (from Governor Hutchinson and Governor Brown) to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Leadership supporting the nomination of Brock Long to serve as Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


May 25, 2017

Drone Federalism Act

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and National Association of State Aviation Officials) to Senators Feinstein, Lee, Cotton, and Blumenthal, commending them for introducing the Drone Federalism Act, which would affirm state regulatory authority regarding the operation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones.


May 25, 2017

Education and Job Training Funding in FY 2018

Letter (from Governors Inslee and Sandoval) to House and Senate Appropriations Committees encouraging investment in federal education and workforce programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.


May 18, 2017

Vessel Incidental Discharge

Letter (from Governor Brown and Governor Mead) to Senate leadership and Senate Commerce Committee leadership expressing state preemption concerns and requesting that any statutory changes be developed in partnership, and respect state’s role in protecting water quality.


May 17, 2017

Farm Bill Reauthorization

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and National Association of State Departments of Agriculture) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to prioritize reauthorization of the Farm Bill and outlining states’ priorities.


May 11, 2017

CHIP Reauthorization

Letter (from Governor McAuliffe and Governor Baker) to Chairman Orrin Hatch, Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman Greg Walden and Representative Frank Pallone urging them to act to extend federal support for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.