2019-01-25 National Governors Association

Governors Commend Congress and the President for Heeding Call to Reopen Government and Compromise

Following the president’s announcement that an agreement has been reached to open the government and pass a three-week continuing resolution, NGA chair, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, and NGA vice chair, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, released the following statement:

“We are grateful that the president and Congress listened to governors and negotiated a short-term agreement to reopen the doors of shuttered federal agencies while they find a long-term compromise on the issues that currently divide Washington.

“As negotiations move forward, governors stand ready to help our federal partners ensure long-term federal funding certainty for states and for all Americans.”

National Governors Association

Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association (NGA) is the nonpartisan organization of the nation’s 55 governors. Through NGA, governors share best practices, address issues of national and state interest and share innovative solutions that improve state government and support the principles of federalism.