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    National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Representative Pelosi on State-Federal Relations

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talked to the nation’s governors about federal-state relations. “The State-Federal Relationship” was a session of the National Governors…

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    National Governors Association Summer Meeting, Opioid Addiction

    Governors Charlie Barker (R-MA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, and state officials talked about opioids and prescription drug abuse. Topics included…

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    Newsmakers with Puerto Rican Governor Padilla

    Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (D-PR) talked about Puerto Rico’s default on a $422 million debt payment and the impasse in Washington over how to respond to the crisis. He discussed the debt’s…

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    Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

    Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padiilla talked about the state of the territory’s economy. In his remarks he expressed disappointment that Congress had not taken action to assist…

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    Jobs and the Economy

    Governors talked about jobs and economic growth. They discussed economic challenges at the state level, including workforce skills, federal regulations, foreign investment, and infrastructure needs.…

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    Cybersecurity and Homeland Security

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke at a National Governors Association forum on cybersecurity. He outlined to the governors the consequences if his department was forced to shut down…

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    States and Disaster Response

    Members of the National Governors Association Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee talked about the future of the National Guard with General Frank Grass, member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff…

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    States and Cybersecurity

    Security specialists talked to governors about cyber security threats and the response and prevention strategies state governments could use. Topics included what threats were posed to individuals,…

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    National Governors Association Opening News Conference

    National Governors Association Chair Jack Markell (D-DE) and Vice Chair Mary Fallin (R-OK) outlined the group’s agenda for the 2013 Winter Meeting, an annual meeting in which a bipartisan group of U.S.…

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