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.

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 ...
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Council of Governors Letter Regarding Annual Report on the Non-Federalize National Guard

General Joseph Lengyel Chief, National Guard Bureau 1636 Defense Pentagon Ste 1E169 Washington, DC 20301-0001 Dear General Lengyel: As you ...
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Governors Respond to FY 18 NDAA Conference Report

WASHINGTON—Today the co-chairs of the Council of Governors, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, released a statement on the Fiscal ...
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Council of Governors Ask Appropriators to Consider National Guard Efforts in Supplemental Appropriation Bills

The Honorable Patrick Leahy Vice Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations S-128, The Capitol Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Nita Lowey ...
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FY18 NDAA Conference – Military Technician Conversion

The Honorable John McCain Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee 218 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Jack ...
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Co-Chair Welcome Letter to Deputy Secretary of Defense Shanahan

The Honorable Patrick Shanahan Deputy Secretary of Defense 1010 Defense Pentagon Washington, DC 20301-1010 Dear Deputy Secretary Shanahan: Congratulations on ...
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Council of Governors Letter to Secretary Mattis

The Honorable James Mattis Secretary U.S. Department of Defense The Pentagon Washington, D.C. Dear Secretary Mattis, As co-chairs of the ...
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NGA Welcomes Council of Governors Appointments

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) welcomes the appointment and reappointment of governors to the critically important Council of Governors (Council) ...
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Governors: Defense Authorization Modification Essential to Preserve National Guard

WASHINGTON—As Congress returns from recess and looks to pass the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the National Governors Association ...
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Military Technicians

The Honorable John McCain Chairman Senate Armed Services Committee 218 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Jack ...
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Military Technicians

The Honorable Mac Thornberry Chairman House Armed Services Committee 2208 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Adam Smith ...
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Governors to Congress: Military Technicians Help Keep Our Country Safe

WASHINGTON— Today the National Governors Association (NGA) announced governors’ support for the legislation introduced by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and ...
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