TESTIMONY: WGA urges ‘clarification’ of law to recognize states as co-sovereigns before Speaker’s Task Force

The Western Governors’ Association delivered testimony on Nov. 16, 2018 on behalf of Western Governors to the House of Representatives Speaker’s Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs. The testimony of WGA Policy Advisor Britta Beckstead commented on the Task Force’s work to examine the current state of intergovernmental relationships and the history and evolution of federalism and asserted, in part, “The Governors are asking Congress to clarify existing law by recognizing states’ legal status and requiring federal agencies to meaningfully consult with states.” Read, download the testimony.


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