Legislative Workshop 2018

The NGAUS Legislative Workshop is an annual professional development event to educate Guardsmen, CACOs, and State Association POCs on National Guard issues in Congress and the Department of Defense.  It is an opportunity to hear from Members of Congress, senior Guard leaders, and Congressional staffers, among others, on Guard issues and how best to inform key stakeholders of the Guard’s most pressing requirements.

Agenda, Speakers, & Presentations

February 12, 2018
NGAUS Resolutions Database & Membership IT Training (Presentation)
Montgomery Room, NGAUS
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No-Host Social
The Dubliner, 4 F Street NW, Washington, DC
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
February 13, 2018
Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:00 am - 8:00 am
NGAUS Legislative Update (Presentation)
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Congressional Professional Staff Perspectives
Chris Bennett, U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee
Jason McMahon, U.S. Senate Appropriations MILCON-VA Subcommittee
8:45 am - 9:15 am
National Guard State Perspectives (Presentation)
Major Scott Ingalsbe, Minnesota National Guard
Marcy Weldin, Texas Military Department
9:15 am - 9:45 am
Political Dynamics & Defense Spending in Congress (Presentation)
Mark Harkins, Senior Fellow, Government Affairs Institute, Georgetown University
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The National Guard in the U.S. Senate
U.S. Senator Chris Coons, Delaware
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
National Guard Priorities in Congress
Tommy Nguyen, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, Georgia
Sherman Patrick, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Vermont
Patrick Large, U.S. Representative Steven Palazzo, Mississippi
Tim Bertocci, U.S. Representative Tim Walz, Minnesota
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Adjutant General Perpectives (Presentation)
Major General Carol Timmons, The Adjutant General, Delaware
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Perspectives from the Governors
Mary Catherine Ott, Homeland Security & Public Safety Legislative Director, National Governors Association & Council of Governors
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Perspectives from the Enlisted Assocation of the National Guard (EANGUS)
Scott Bousum, Armed Services Legislative Director, EANGUS
Daniel Elkins, Veterans Legislative Director, EANGUS
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
National Guard Programmatic & NGREA Perspectives (Presentation)
Colonel Kevin Campbell, Director, Plans & Requirements, National Guard Bureau A5/8/9
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
National Guard Bureau Legislative Update (Presentation)
Brigadier General Chris Finerty, Director, National Guard Bureau Office of Legislative Liaison
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The State of the National Guard
General Joseph Lengyel, Chief, National Guard Bureau
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm