NGA ISSUE LIBRARY

Our nation’s Governors are dedicated to leading bipartisan solutions that improve citizens’ lives. Through NGA, Governors identify priority issues and deal with matters of public policy and governance at the state, national and global levels. NGA teams work side-by-side with state leaders to identify challenges and develop solutions. View NGA products below, filterable by content type and topic.

State and Local Government Organizations Seek Pause on Public Comments on Rulemaking Processes

March 20, 2020 President Donald J. Trump The White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf ...
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Governors’ Request for Third Congressional Supplemental Bill

March 20, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnellMajority LeaderUnited States SenateU.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Chuck SchumerMinority ...
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Gubernatorial Actions to Support Medical Surge Capacity

The coronavirus and COVID-19 are spreading across the United States and experts predict significant disruption to the U.S. health care ...
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National Governors Association Advocates Extension of REAL ID Deadline

March 17, 2020 The Honorable Chad WolfActing SecretaryDepartment of Homeland SecurityWashington, D.C. 20528 Dear Acting Secretary Wolf: Governors, states and ...
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Governors Urge Senate Passage of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The nation’s governors called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to aid their efforts ...
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National Governors Association Implements Full Staff Teleworking Policy, Continues to Update Governors, and Convene Calls with States on COVID-19

Employees of the National Governors Association (NGA) will telework beginning March 16, as the bipartisan association serving the 55 state ...
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Governors Urge Federal Action on Respirators to Support COVID-19 Response

Call for federal liability protection under the PREP act The nation’s governors call on congressional leaders to take swift action ...
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Governors’ Urge Swift Passage of the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act

March 4, 2020 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate U.S. Capitol Building, Room S-230 Washington, D.C. 20510The ...
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Joint Statement From Governors Hogan And Cuomo On Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – “Yesterday, the nation’s governors joined Vice President Pence for a teleconference to discuss the coordinated federal-state response to ...
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2019 Novel Coronavirus: Public Health Legal Preparedness

Click here to view fullscreen The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Governors Association, and the American Bar Association ...
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Resources for Tracking the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Assessing State Authorities

The following memo outlines the current situation regarding the novel coronavirus, recently named COVID-19,and provides an overview of select legal ...
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