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All Americans can benefit from working together

All Americans can benefit from working together

In addition to sharing best practices with one another, the NGA Winter Meeting’s location in Washington, DC also offers Governors the opportunity to engage with officials across the federal government.  

Yesterday, Governors met at the White House with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Cabinet secretaries and senior administration officials. Priority topics for Governors included immigration, permitting reform and economic stability.  After the meetings NGA Chair Utah Governor Spencer Cox and Vice Chair Colorado Governor Jared Polis spoke with the press outside the White House.

While Governors were meeting at the White House, their staff were meeting with federal officials from 17 agencies and offices. Over 150 individual meetings were held to help align state and federal priorities and improve the effectiveness of government programs.

Earlier in the day, Governors voted to approve a resolution on federal priorities for 2024, which will serve as a road map for NGA’s advocacy efforts for the remainder of the 118th Congress.  Find a list of the priorities here.

In today’s public sessions Governors will have discussions with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo,…

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