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NGA Letters

April 24, 2017

Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSR)

Letter (from National Governors Association Executive Director and CEO Scott Pattison) to House and Senate leadership requesting Congress to fully fund the CSRs for FY 2017 and FY 2018 through the upcoming continuing resolution.


April 18, 2017

Military Technicians

Letter (from Governor McAuliffe, Governor Sandoval, Governor Branstad and Governor Malloy) to Senate and House Armed Services Committee Leadership supporting legislation that would modernize the Military Technician program and preserve the readiness of the National Guard to fulfill its state and federal missions.


April 17, 2017

State Cyber Resiliency Act

Letter (from the executive directors of the National Governors Association, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, National League of Cities and National Association of Counties) to Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Cory Gardener (R-CO) and Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Barbara Comstock (R-VA) expressing support for the strong intergovernmental partnership behind the State Cyber Resiliency Act (S.516 and H.R.1134), which would strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity posture through state and local cybersecurity grants administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


April 14, 2017

Supporting Municipal Securities as High Quality Liquid Assets

Letter (from members of the National Governors Association, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of State Treasurers, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Health and Higher Education Facilities Authorities, Airports Council International – North America, The National Association of Towns and Townships, National Council of State Housing Agencies, Large Public Power Council, Government Finance Officers Association) to Members of the House of Representatives, urging Congress to support H.R. 1624, which would classify all qualifying investment-grade, liquid and readily marketable securities as High Quality Liquid Assets, Level 2B.


April 14, 2017

Classifying Municipal Securities as High Quality Liquid Assets

Letter (from members of the National Governors Association, U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of State Treasurers, National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers, International City/County Management Association, National Association of Health and Higher Education Facilities Authorities, Airports Council International – North America, The National Association of Towns and Townships, National Council of State Housing Agencies, Large Public Power Council, Government Finance Officers Association) to the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, urging Congress to support S. 828, which would classify all qualifying investment-grade, liquid and readily marketable securities as High Quality Liquid Assets, Level 2B.


April 10, 2017

Endangered Species Act

Letter (from Governor Brown and Governor Mead) to the Senate Environment and Public Works and House Natural Resources Committees on the need for continued input from the states before legislation is introduce altering the Endangered Species Act.


April 07, 2017

U.S. – E.U. Covered Agreement

Letter (from Governor Hickenlooper and Governor Ducey) to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin seeking further clarification regarding the interpretation and application of the Bilateral Agreement Between the European Union and the United States of America on Prudential Measures Regarding Insurance and Reinsurance, also known as the Covered Agreement.


April 04, 2017

Tax Reform - Big 7

Letter (from the executive directors of the Big 7 organizations: the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, The Council of State Governments, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and International City/County Management Association) to Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Kevin Brady, and Ranking Member, Richard Neal, urging Congress to maintain both the tax exemption for municipal bond interest and the deductibility of state and local taxes in any comprehensive federal tax reform package.


April 03, 2017

Internet Gaming

Letter (from Governor McAuliffe and Governor Sandoval) to U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, regarding any legislative or administrative actions that would ban online Internet gaming and Internet lottery sales.


March 30, 2017

Governors' Principles for Federal Budget

Letter (from Chair and Vice Chair of the National Governors Association) to House and Senate leadership requesting meaningful consultation with states and outlining governors principles for evaluating federal funding decisions.