Western Governors call on Congress to extend Good Neighbor Authority to tribes and counties

In correspondence with the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Western Governors expressed their bipartisan support for the Treating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act and its inclusion in the 2023 Farm Bill. The letter of Aug. 4, signed by Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Chair of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), and New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, WGA’s Vice Chair, noted that “Good Neighbor Authority has a great history of improving collaboration between federal and state agencies,” the letter read. “[The Treating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act] is an excellent opportunity to extend this productive collaborative framework to tribes and counties who have expressed strong interest in being partners.” Read the full transmittal for additional details.    

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