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Economic Development & Commerce Committee Testimony

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.”


February 26, 2014

Testimony – Business Activity Tax

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on state taxation and the Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2013. David Quam, deputy director of the National Governors Association, testified on behalf of the nation’s governors.


January 14, 2014

Testimony – Surface Transportation Reauthorization

Testimony by the National Governors Association Chair Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for a hearing titled “Building the Foundation for Surface Transportation Reauthorization.”


March 19, 2013

Testimony - State and Local Tax Reform

Testimony by David Parkhurst, Director, NGA Economic Development & Commerce Committee, before the House Committee on Ways and Means for a hearing titled "Tax Reform and Tax Provisions Affecting State and Local Governments."


August 01, 2012

Hearing Statement - Marketplace Fairness Act

Hearing statement submitted by the National Governors Association to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation for a hearing entitled “Marketplace Fairness: Leveling the Playing Field forSmall Business.”


July 24, 2012

Testimony - The Marketplace Equity Act of 2011

Testimony by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam before the House Committee on the Judiciary for a hearing on H.R. 3179, “The Marketplace Equity Act of 2011.”


April 25, 2012

Hearing Statement - Tax Reform - State and Local Tax and Fiscal policy

Hearing statement submitted by NGA to the Senate Committee on Finance for a hearing titled "Tax Reform: What It Means for State and Local Tax and Fiscal Policy."


November 30, 2011

Hearing Statement - Marketplace Fairness Act

Hearing statement submitted to the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing titled "Constitutional Limitations on States’ Authority to Collect Sales Taxes in E-Commerce."