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NGA Letters

March 13, 2018

Council Letter On Use of National Guard in Disaster Response

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.

March 13, 2018

FY19 Appropriations Request–National Guard Funding

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.

March 06, 2018

NGA Comments on the Proposed Rule on the Definition of "Employer" under Section 3(5) of ERISA-Association Health Plans (RIN 1210-AB85)

Letter from NGA Health and Human Services Committee Chair Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Vice Chair Oregon Governor Kate Brown to Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on the Department’s proposed rule on Association Health Plans.

January 05, 2018

Competency Based Higher Education

Letter from NGA Education and Workforce Committee Chair Governor Jay Inslee and Vice Chair Governor Dennis Daugaard to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in support of modernizing federal laws related to competency-based education.

December 14, 2017

Council of Governors Letter Regarding Annual Report on the Non-Federalize 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.

December 13, 2017

Co-Chairs Welcome Letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Nielsen

The Co-Chairs of the Council of Governors letter welcoming Department of Homeland Security Kristjen Nielsen to the Council.

December 12, 2017

Tax Reform (State and Local Tax Deduction, Private Activity Bonds, and Advance Refunding)

Letter from NGA Chair Governor Sandoval and Vice Chair Governor Bullock to House and Senate leadership and tax conferees urging the committee to adopt a final conference report that minimizes unintended consequences for states.

November 29, 2017

CHIP, Community Health Center Fund

Letter (from Governor Baker and Governor Brown) to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to reach an agreement by the end of the year so that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Community Health Center Fund are both fully funded.

November 08, 2017


Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of Counties, United States Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials, American Administration of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Governors Highway Safety Association, and National Association of City Transportation Officials) to Chairman John Thune, Ranking Member Bill Nelson and Senator Gary Peters expressing appreciation for clarifying and affirming the successful, longstanding federal-state regulatory paradigm in the Senate autonomous vehicle legislation, S. 1885, the AV START Act.

November 06, 2017

Reducing Burdensome Cyber Regulations

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.