Economic Development and Commerce Committee Archive

  • Testimony – State Tax Issues

    Written Testimony of Dan Crippen Executive Director, National Governors Association Before the Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law U. S. House of Representatives On ...

  • Testimony – Surface Transportation Reauthorization

    Statement of The Honorable Pat McCrory, Governor of North Carolina & Member, Executive Committee National Governors Association Before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure On “Surface ...

  • Testimony – Surface Transportation Reauthorization

    Statement of The Honorable Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama Vice Chair, Economic Development and Commerce Committee, National Governors Association Before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee On “The ...

  • Testimony – Business Activity Tax

    Statement of David Quam, Deputy Director, National Governors Association before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law on H.R. 2992, the “Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of ...

  • Testimony – Surface Transportation Reauthorization

    Statement of The Honorable Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma & Chair, National Governors Association before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on “Building the Foundation for Surface Transportation ...

  • Testimony – State and Local Tax Reform

    Statement of David Parkhurst Director, Economic Development and Commerce Committee of the National Governors Association Before the House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on “Tax Reform and Tax Provisions Affecting State ...

  • Hearing Statement – Marketplace Fairness Act

    The nation’s governors call on Congress to help states modernize sales tax systems and encourage greater marketplace competition by taking up and passing legislation like S. 1832, the “Marketplace Fairness Act.” The ...

  • Testimony – The Marketplace Equity Act of 2011

    By Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Conyers and members of the committee, I am grateful to be here to testify on behalf of the National Governors Association.  I believe I am uniquely positioned ...

  • Hearing Statement – Marketplace Fairness Act

    The National Governors Association (NGA) urges Congress to level the playing field between out-of-state and in-state retailers by authorizing states to require remote vendors to collect state sales taxes. Specifically, ...

  • Testimony – Senate Budget State Fiscal Situation

    Chairman Conrad, and members of the committee, on behalf of the nation’s governors, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the states’ fiscal situation. For 30 years, from 1978-2008, states ...

  • Testimony – Governor Douglas State Taxes

    Chairman Cohen, Ranking Member Franks, and members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today.  On behalf of the nation’s governors and the residents of my home state of Vermont, I appreciate you ...