WGA urges Congressional leadership to address Western Governors’ priorities

The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) urges Congressional leadership to consider Western Governors’ priorities for legislative action as they formulate their parties’ agendas for the 116th Congress and encourages collaboration with WGA staff and individual Governors’ offices as resources on issues of importance to the West.

“Western Governors look forward to working with you to better serve your shared constituents,” states WGA Executive Director Jim Ogsbury.

The Jan. 14, 2019 letters to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer, and committee leadership outlines suggested improvements to the state-federal relationship. It also identifies other top policy priorities such as invasive species, wildfire, infrastructure, environmental review and permitting, energy, cybersecurity, species conservation and water resources.

Read, download the letter

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