Gov. Albert Bryan Jr. will travel to Washington D.C. on Thursday for a week of meetings with senior White House officials and members of Congress and to attend the annual winter meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA).
While in Washington, Bryan will participate in a senior plenary session of the Interagency Group on Insular Areas, where he, along with governors from the other U.S. territories, will outline their federal priorities with the leadership of the U.S. Department of Interior.
The governor will also testify before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during a hearing to examine the state of U.S. territories, which is set for Feb. 26 on Capitol Hill.
“I am looking forward to this week in Washington, first to meet with governors from across the nation to share ideas and explore opportunities for collaboration, but more importantly, to continue the push in Congress for its continued support for our recovery and other needed-federal resources,” Bryan said.
NGA’s Winter Meeting brings together the nation’s governors along with representatives of leading businesses, nonprofits, academic institutions, and national and sub-national governments around the world. The meeting offers the governors access to the president and administration officials.
This year, the governors will join Vice President Mike Pence for a lunch meeting.
The National Governors Association is the nonpartisan association of the nation’s 55 state and territorial governors.
Lt. Gov. Tregenza A. Roach will serve as governor until Gov. Bryan returns to the territory on Feb. 27.