NGA Chair Governor Larry Hogan and Vice Chair Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will join 43 governors this weekend at the National Governors Association (NGA) Winter Meeting in Washington.
Secretary Pompeo, a West Point graduate and former congressman who has served as the top U.S. diplomat since April 2018, is scheduled to speak at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8. Speaker Pelosi, the first woman Speaker of the House and highest-ranking female officeholder in U.S. history, is scheduled to have a discussion with Gov. Cuomo at noon on Sunday, Feb. 9.
The two federal leaders will join governors, hundreds of policy experts, business leaders and state staff for the annual Winter Meeting of the National Governors Association, to be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Governors will lead conversations on funding and maintaining critical infrastructure, cutting-edge initiatives to promote economic prosperity, strategies for curbing the nicotine epidemic, measures to plan for and respond to disasters, and ways to strengthen our workforce and to increase broadband access.
A full schedule of sessions and speakers can be found here.
The Winter Meeting is one of the two marquee annual gatherings of the National Governors Association, the bipartisan organization representing governors from the 55 states and territories. NGA’s Summer Meeting is scheduled for August in Portland, Maine. The annual meetings provide a forum for governors and other state leaders to discuss policy successes and best practices, to engage with experts and leaders from the private sector, and to meet with federal officeholders and Cabinet officials to reinforce relationships and focus state advocacy efforts.
Plenary sessions are open to media, beginning at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, Feb. 8, with NGA Chair and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan leading a discussion on his Chair’s Initiative, Infrastructure: Foundation for Success. Public sessions end at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9.
Members of the media who are interested in attending or wish for more information should email pressoffice@NGA.ORG.