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NGA Testimony

May 08, 2018

Testimony – FEMA Grant Funding

Written testimony by Governor Sandoval and Governor Bullock on behalf of NGA to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on the importance of FEMA grant programs for state preparedness.

February 14, 2017

Testimony – FEMA Recommendations

Testimony by Captain Chris Kelenske, Deputy State Director/Commander of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division of the Michigan State Police, on behalf of NGA and the Governors Homeland Security Advisors Council, before the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications, on providing recommendations to the future FEMA Administrator.

June 21, 2016

Testimony – FirstNet

Testimony by Jeff McLeod, Director of the NGA Center for Best Practices Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet on the implementation of a nationwide public safety broadband network.

February 23, 2016

Testimony – ESSA Implementation

Testimony by NGA Chair Utah Gov. Gary Herbert before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions about state implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

September 17, 2015

Testimony – National Commission on the Future of the Army

Testimony by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton before the National Commission on the Future of the Army on the importance of the Army National Guard to states and the nation.

September 10, 2015

Testimony – Occupational Licenses and Credentials for Veterans

Testimony by NGA Deputy Director for Policy David Quam before the United States House of Representatives Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity for a hearing titled “A Review of Licensing and Credentialing Standards for Servicemembers and Veterans: Do Barriers Still Remain?”

June 02, 2015

Testimony – State Tax Issues

Testimony by NGA Executive Director Dan Crippen before the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law for a hearing titled “Nexus Issues: Legislative Hearing on H.R. 2315, the ‘Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2015,’ H.R. 1643, the ‘Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2015’ and H.R. __, the ‘Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2015.’”

March 17, 2015

Testimony – Surface Transportation Reauthorization

Testimony by NGA Executive Committee Member North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for a hearing titled “Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill: Laying the Foundation for U.S. Economic Growth and Job Creation Part II.”

January 28, 2015

Testimony – Surface Transportation Reauthorization

Testimony by NGA Economic Development and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Alabama Governor Robert Bentley before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee for a hearing titled “The Importance of MAP-21 Reauthorization: Federal and State Perspectives.”

November 12, 2014

Testimony – Ebola Outbreak

The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing on the United States government’s response to the Ebola Outbreak. The National Governor Association submitted written testimony outlining the states’ critical role as the first line of defense against the spread of Ebola.