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John Bel Edwards appointed to President's Council of Governors

3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago Friday, July 09 2021 Jul 9, 2021 July 09, 2021 7:27 AM July 09, 2021 in News

BATON ROUGE - According to a Thursday news release from the office of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Edwards will join President Joe Biden’s Council of Governors.

The council is a bipartisan advisory group of some of the nation’s governors that focuses on improving the coordination between state and federal agencies on issues of national homeland security.

The Governor expressed enthusiasm regarding his role with the council, saying, “It is an honor to join my fellow governors in serving as a critical link between the states and the federal government." 

Other members of the council include:

-Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Co-Chair
-Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Co-Chair
-Delaware Governor John Carney
-Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards
-Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
-Oregon Governor Kate Brown
-Utah Governor Spencer Cox
-Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon
-Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Click here to view the White House's statement on the President's appointment of nine members to his Council of Governors. 

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