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NGA Letters

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

AV START Act

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.


October 25, 2017

Wildfire Suppression Funding

Letter (from NGA Chair Governor Sandoval, NGA Vice Chair Governor Bullock, Natural Resources Committee Chair Governor Mead and Natural Resources Committee Vice Chair Governor Brown) to House and Senate leadership urging congressional action this year to enact comprehensive budgetary reforms that address wildfire suppression needs.


October 06, 2017

Council of Governors Ask Appropriators to Consider National Guard Efforts in Supplemental Appropriation Bills

Letter (from the Co-Chairs of the Council of Governors) to House and Senate Appropriation Committee leadership to consider the critical mission of the National Guard in hurricane response and recovery efforts as Congress acts on emergency supplemental appropriations bills.


October 02, 2017

Joint Association Letter on FY18 NDAA Conference Priorities

Letter (from the National Governors Association, the Air Force Association, the National Guard Association of the U.S., the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the U.S., the Adjutants General Association of the U.S., and the Reserve Officers Association) 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 expand TRICARE benefits to Guardsmen serving under 12304b and military technicians.