September 12, 2012
For Immediate Release
Governor Walker Named to Governors Association Economic Development and Commerce Committee
Madison—Governor Scott Walker was named to the National Governors Association (NGA) Economic Development and Commerce Committee by NGA Chair Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and NGA Vice Chair Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.
The Economic Development and Commerce Committee has jurisdiction over a broad range of issues in the areas of transportation infrastructure, telecommunications, international trade promotion, financial services regulation, science and technology development and affordable housing. Members of the committee ensure that the governors’ views are represented in the shaping of federal policy.
“I am excited to serve as part of the NGA Economic Development and Commerce Committee over the next year,” said Governor Scott Walker. “As governors, we are uniquely positioned to influence federal legislation and regulations that affect national and state economic policies.”
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will serve as chair of the committee, and Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear will serve as vice chair. Other members include: Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Virgin Islands Gov. John P. DeJongh, Jr. and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Founded in 1908, NGA is the collective voice of the nation’s governors. Its members are the governors of the 55 states, territories and commonwealths. NGA provides governors and their senior staff members with services that range from representing states on Capitol Hill and before the Administration on key federal issues to developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges through the NGA Center for Best Practices.