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LETTER: Senate committee should consider WGA resolution on SRS, PILT programs

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May 1, 2017

Honorable Lisa Murkowski
Chairman
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
United States Senate
304 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Honorable Maria Cantwell
Ranking Member
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
United States Senate
304 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Chairman Murkowski and Ranking Member Cantwell:

In advance of the Committee’s May 2, 2017 hearing to examine issues surrounding the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, please consider the Western Governors’ Association Policy Resolution 2017-03, Tax-Exempt Federal Lands and Secure Rural Schools. This resolution articulates the policy positions of Western Governors on these two important programs.

Please contact me if you have any questions or require further information.  In the meantime, with warm regards and best wishes, I am

Respectfully,

James D. Ogsbury
Executive Director
Western Governors' Association

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