Testimony Archive

  • Testimony – Homeland Security Grant Reform

    Chairman Bilirakis, Ranking Member Richardson, distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today on the important issue of ensuring that homeland security grants are used ...

  • Testimony – REAL ID

    Chairman Sensenbrenner, Ranking Member Scott, distinguished members of the committee; my name is David Quam, Director of Federal Relations for the National Governors Association (NGA). I appreciate the opportunity to appear ...

  • 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 – Governor Markell D Block

    Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Hutchison and distinguished members of the committee, my name is Jack Markell, Governor of the state of Delaware and a member of the National Governors Association’s (NGA) Executive ...

  • 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 – D Block Senate Commerce

    On behalf of the nation’s governors, the National Governors Association (NGA) wishes to thank Chairman Rockefeller, Ranking Member Hutchison and the members of the Committee for examining how to best create a nationwide ...

  • 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 ...

  • Testimony – Children and Disasters

    Chairman Landrieu, Ranking Member Graham and distinguished members of the Committee, on behalf of the nation’s governors, thank you for the opportunity to testify today regarding the state role in meeting the health care ...

  • Testimony – Homeland Security Grants

    The National Governors Association (NGA) wishes to thank Chairman Cuellar, Ranking Member Rogers, and other distinguished members of the Subcommittee for holding this hearing and allowing governors the opportunity to ...

  • Testimony – Safety Net Programs

    On behalf of the nation’s governors, I would like to thank Chairman McDermott and the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support for the opportunity to submit written testimony on this critical and ...

  • Testimony – Infrastructure

    Chairwoman Norton, Ranking Member Diaz-Balart, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today on the important issue of catastrophic planning and disaster ...