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.

Letter Outlining Governors’ Legislative Priorities for the National Defense Authorization Act

Letter Outlining Governors’ Legislative Priorities for the National Defense Authorization Act

October 23, 2020The Honorable James Inhofe, ChairmanSenate Armed Services Committee218 Russell Senate Office BuildingWashington, D.C. 20510The Honorable Jack Reed, Ranking ...
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Coronavirus Relief Fund Eligibility Items

Coronavirus Relief Fund Eligibility Items

States and local governments are spending money from the CARES Act quickly and wisely. This list illustrates the level of ...
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Nearly 90% of Coronavirus Relief Funds Already Allocated

Nearly 90% of Coronavirus Relief Funds Already Allocated

Governors have demonstrated responsible, thoughtful stewardship of the federal coronavirus funding that they have received so far. CARES Act funds ...
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Working Together for Vaccine Distribution

Working Together for Vaccine Distribution

The distribution and implementation of the vaccine is a massive undertaking that cannot be managed without significant logistical coordination, planning ...
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NGA Leadership Letter Requesting White House Meeting on Vaccine Distribution

NGA Leadership Letter Requesting White House Meeting on Vaccine Distribution

Dear Mr. President, States have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, working tirelessly to protect and care ...
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Joint Letter on Water Resources Development Act Reauthorization

Joint Letter on Water Resources Development Act Reauthorization

"We look forward to working with you to ensure the safety and modernization of our nation’s water infrastructure and water ...
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Coalition Letter on the FEMA Assistance Relief Act

Coalition Letter on the FEMA Assistance Relief Act

Given the frequency and severity of disasters this fall, we urge swift passage of the FEMA Assistance Relief Act in ...
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Big 7 Letter Advocating 1-Year Extension of FAST Act

Big 7 Letter Advocating 1-Year Extension of FAST Act

We urge Congress to pass a turnkey, one-year extension of the current surface transportation law, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, ...
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Letter Urging Preparedness for Fall Flu Season

Letter Urging Preparedness for Fall Flu Season

September 15, 2020 The Honorable Roy BluntChair, Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and EducationU.S. SenateWashington, DC 20510The ...
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Letter Regarding the Coronavirus Relief Fund

Letter Regarding the Coronavirus Relief Fund

NGA and other state and local organizations sent a letter to the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Inspector ...
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Letter to FEMA Regarding COVID-19 Reimbursable Expenses

Letter to FEMA Regarding COVID-19 Reimbursable Expenses

August 25, 2020The Honorable Pete GaynorAdministratorFederal Emergency Management Agency500 C Street S.W.Washington, D.C. 20472 Dear Administrator Gaynor:We write to you ...
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Letter Urging Congress to Extend Waiver Authorities for the COVID-19 School Nutrition Rules

Letter Urging Congress to Extend Waiver Authorities for the COVID-19 School Nutrition Rules

"As districts and community programs prepare for the upcoming school year, it is becoming increasingly clear that most students will ...
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