Posted: March 5, 2003
ROLES WITH GOVERNORS' ASSOCIATION
DOVER -- Governor Ruth Ann
Minner has accepted positions on homeland security and biotechnology
committees in the National Governors Association, she announced
Tuesday. Her nomination to the groups took place during the NGA
winter meeting in Washington D.C. last week.
will be the lead Democratic governor on the issue of homeland
security for the NGA. In this position, she will bring policy
positions to the NGA membership for adoption.
At the NGA
meeting, Gov. Minner also wrote and pushed for the adoption of a new
homeland security position by the NGA Executive Committee that will
enable the NGA to lobby on a variety of pending bills in Congress
related to homeland security efforts at the state and local level.
“I have urged
and will continue to urge the federal government to support with
funding what the states are doing to make our homeland secure,” Gov.
Gov. Minner also
accepted the position of vice chair for the Governors Biotechnology
Partnership, which provides a nonpartisan forum for governors to
work on issues related to agricultural biotechnology in the United
States and abroad.
“I have made
developing a biotechnology sector in Delaware a priority in my
administration and so it is a natural fit to work on the issue for
the NGA as well,” she said.
Also at the
meeting last week, Gov. Minner joined the nine-member National
Governors Association Executive Committee, the governing body of the
NGA. The association includes governors from all 50 states, the
territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands, as well
as the commonwealths of the Northern Mariana Islands and Puerto
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