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NGA Letters

June 07, 2018

Letter Urging Congressional Support on Combatting Opioids

Letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from Governor Sandoval, Governor Bullock, Governor Baker, and Governor Brown requesting additional support for states to combat the opioid epidemic.


May 25, 2018

Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science – Comment Deadline Extension Request

Letter (from the National Governors Association, Association of Clean Water Administrators, Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies, Environmental Council of the States, Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials, and Association of State Wetland Managers) to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting a 60-day extension to the comment period for the Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science Proposed Rule. 


May 14, 2018

Priorities for the 2018 Water Resources Development Act

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities and United States Conference of Mayors) to House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Peter DeFazio on state and local elected officials’ priorities for the 2018 Water Resources Development Act.


May 08, 2018

Advanced Refunding

Letter from NGA and the Public Finance Network membership, requesting Representatives co-sponsor H.R. 5003, a bipartisan bill to restore the authority for state and local governments to advance refund municipal bonds. 


April 24, 2018

FirstNet Appointments

Letter (from Governor Sandoval and Governor Bullock) to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and CEO of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) Michael Poth regarding FirstNet board and committee appointments.


April 23, 2018

FAA Reauthorization

Letter to Speaker Ryan, Minority Leader Pelosi, Chairman Shuster, and Ranking Member DeFazio from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, National Association of Counties, National League of Cities and the National Association of State Aviation Officials regarding drone provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization of 2018.


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 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 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.


June 07, 2018

Letter Urging Congressional Support on Combatting Opioids

Letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi from Governor Sandoval, Governor Bullock, Governor Baker, and Governor Brown requesting additional support for states to combat the opioid epidemic.