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President Trump Selects Governor Hutchinson To Co-Chair Council of Governors

LITTLE ROCK –  President Trump has selected Governor Asa Hutchinson to co-chair the Council of Governors, the White House announced yesterday.

“As our nation faces increasing national security threats, this Council is an important partnership between the states and the federal government to strengthen our homeland defenses,” Governor Hutchinson said. “It has been an honor to serve on the Council over the past six months, and it will be a privilege to represent Arkansas as a co-chair for the remainder of my term.”

The Council of Governors was created by the National Defense Authorization Act in 2008 and was formally established by Executive Order in January 2010. The Council allows governors and key federal officials to address matters pertaining to the National Guard, homeland defense, and defense support to civil authorities.

President Trump appointed Governor Hutchinson to a two-year term on the 10-member Council in July 2018.

Governor Hutchinson will assume his role as a co-chair of the Council of Governors when the Council meets today in Washington, where he has been attending the National Governors Association 2019 Winter Conference.

 

2-22-19 3:01 p.m. KAWX.ORG