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    This page lists memberships in organizations, for elected officials. Each organization determines its own rules for membership.

00-NGA0 on Jan 1, 2000

Membership Roster: of the National Governors Association:
Source: National Governors Association web site www.NGA.org
The National Governors Association (NGA) is the collective voice of the nation’s governors and one of Washington’s most respected public policy organizations. NGA provides governors with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing policy reports on innovative state programs and hosting networking seminars for state government executive branch officials. The NGA Center for Best Practices focuses on state innovations and best practices on issues that range from education and health to technology, welfare reform, and the environment. NGA also provides management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent governors.

Since their initial meeting in 1908 to discuss interstate water problems, governors have worked through the National Governors Association to deal with issues of public policy and governance relating to the states. The association’s ongoing mission is to support the work of the governors by providing a bipartisan forum to help shape and implement national policy and to solve state problems.

Fortune Magazine recently named NGA as one of Washington’s most powerful lobbying organizations due, in large part, to NGA’s ability to lead the debate on issues that impact states. From welfare reform to education, from the historic tobacco settlement to wireless communications tax policies, NGA has influenced major public policy issues while maintaining the strength of our Federalist system of government.

There are three standing committees—on Economic Development and Commerce, Human Resources, and Natural Resources—that provide a venue for governors to examine and develop policy positions on key state and national issues.

[Note: NGA positions represent a majority view of the nation’s governors, but do not necessarily reflect a governor’s individual viewpoint. Governors vote on NGA policy positions but the votes are not made public.]

  • Topic: Principles & Values
  • Headline: Member of National Governors Association

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 00-NGA0

Mel Carnahan s1mMO Democratic Senator (Former) 
Tom Carper s1mDE Democratic Sr Senator 
James Hunt s1mNC00 Former Democrat Governor (1993-2000) 
Edward Schafer s1mND Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA) 

Republicans participating in 00-NGA0

George W. Bush s1mPOTUS Republican 
Paul Celucci s1mMA02 Former Republican Governor (1999-2001) 
Kirk Fordice s1mMS00 Former Republican Governor (1992-1999) 
Marc Racicot s1mMT00 Former Republican Governor (1993-2000) 
Cecil Underwood s1mWV00 Republican Candidate 2000 

Independents participating in 00-NGA0

Christie Todd Whitman s1mUS Cabinet-2005 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 4
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1

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