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NGA Letters

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 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 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.


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 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 18, 2017

Military Technicians

Letter (from Governor McAuliffe, Governor Sandoval, Governor Branstad and Governor Malloy) to Senate 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

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.