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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.


September 22, 2017

Tax Reform (State and Local Tax Deduction and Municipal Bonds)

Letter from NGA Chair Governor Sandoval and Vice Chair Governor Bullock to Senate and House leadership, Senate Finance Committee Chairman and Ranking Member, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman and Ranking Member, urging Congress to maintain both the income exclusion for municipal bond interest and the deductibility of state and local taxes in any comprehensive federal tax reform package.


September 19, 2017

FY18 NDAA Conference – Military Technician Conversion

Letter (from the National Governors Association and the Council of Governors) 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 reduce the conversion percentage of dual status military technicians, delay implementation of conversion, expand TRICARE Reserve Select and require a report on enhancing the technician program.


September 05, 2017

SELF DRIVE Act

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials, American Administration of Motor Vehicle Administrators and Governors Highway Safety Association) to Speaker Paul Ryan, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Greg Walden, and Ranking Member Frank Pallone expressing concerns with federal preemption and state and federal government cooperation provisions in the House autonomous vehicle legislation, H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act.


September 01, 2017

Highway Trust Fund Rescission

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) to Representative Woodall expressing support for Amendment 43 to Division H of the House Rules Committee Print 115-31, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, 2018.


August 15, 2017

Co-Chair Welcome Letter to Deputy Secretary of Defense Shanahan

Council Co-Chairs congratulate Deputy Secretary Shanahan on his confirmation and encourage a continued relationship with the Department of Defense on matters regarding the National Guard and civil support activities.


July 27, 2017

SELF DRIVE Act

Letter (from the National Governors Association, National Conference of State Legislatures, American Association of State Highways and Transportation Officials, American Administration of Motor Vehicle Administrators and Governors Highway Safety Association) to Chairman Greg Walden, Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Chairman Bob Latta and Ranking Member Janice Schakowsky requesting that the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee include key stakeholders in developing the appropriate federal framework for the use of autonomous vehicle (AV) technologies on our nation’s roadways.


July 18, 2017

NGA Comments on Federal Tax Reform

Comments to Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) encouraging intergovernmental cooperation on tax reform and submitting the governors’ policy positions regarding tax and public finance matters.


July 13, 2017

Early Childhood Education

Letter (from Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Washington Governor Jay Inslee) to House and Senate Education Committee Leadership in support of strengthening the state-federal partnership on early childhood education.