- To examine the roles of states in the federal decision-making process
- To explore how federal agencies engage with states when implementing federal law and policies
- Existing practices do not adequately support the states’ role as partners in federal decision-making and policy administration, which, if embraced, could work to create smarter, less costly laws and regulation.
Executive Order 13132 on Federalism and the Unfunded Mandate Reform Act require federal agencies to consult with state and local officials early in the rulemaking process on policies impacting the federal-state relationship. Agencies frequently fail to fulfill this obligation, even when the federal policy will operate to preempt state law.
Witnesses and testimonies
|The Honorable Gary Richard Herbert||Governor of Utah||Document|
|The Honorable Susana Martinez||Governor of New Mexico||Document|
|The Honorable Clement Leroy "Butch" Otter||Governor of Idaho||Document|
|National Governors Association Statement||Document|
|Western Governors Association Statement||Document|