Governors Oppose Billion-Dollar Cuts to Critical National Guard Funding

The National Governors Association (NGA) stands with the National Guard Association of the United States and elected officials across the nation in opposing the Department of Defense’s planned reprogramming, which would cut nearly $1.7 billion dollars from the National Guard and Reserve.

At the request of the nation’s governors, Congress, on a bipartisan basis, has fully funded the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account (NGREA) and included increased investment in the procurement of National Guard vehicles and aircraft. NGREA is critically important to ensuring the great reliability of our National Guard’s dual use equipment and protecting the safety of our service members.

The readiness of the National Guard is paramount to protecting the homeland. Time and time again, with increasing frequency, the National Guard must answer the call to protect us from wildfires and hurricanes; flooding and landslides; and threats against our global and homeland security. Governors are united in urging the Administration to reverse course on the planned reprogramming and restore these critical funds.