2017-08-02 National Governors Association

Governors to Senate: Both Parties Should Cooperate on Nominations

WASHINGTON—The National Governors Association (NGA) today released the following statement on the confirmations of the President’s executive nominees by the Senate:

“The nation’s governors rely on a strong, cooperative relationship with the federal government to advance policy, solve problems and work together on the numerous state-federal partnership programs.

Governors also have great respect for the role of the Senate in confirming nominees to federal agencies. As such, we are encouraged by a possible agreement between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to advance noncontroversial nominees, which will allow governors to work more constructively with the Administration.

A more cooperative Senate working to fill the dozens of remaining nominations is not only good for Congress and the Administration, but states and the American people we all serve.”

Share via