Issues & Advocacy

NGAUS Legislative Priorities and Issues

NGAUS represents its members and the entire National Guard on the issues that directly impact them, their units, their families and their employers. Since its inception, NGAUS has held an annual conference during which members gather and vote on the top legislative priorities for NGAUS. We prioritize and transform our members' concerns into legislative action.

As issues and legislation comes up for consideration on Capitol Hill, we send out Legislative Alerts and direct you to the actions you can take to make your voice heard. Timely engagement is most important to these matters. NGAUS hopes you will back us up when the time comes for us to raise our voices.

The Army's plan for the Guard is ill-conceived. After 12 years of combat and shifting security priorities, a comprehensive study to evaluate the structure of the Total Army before making irreversible cuts is necessary.

The National Guard is a modern, accessible military force that trains and performs to the same standards as their active duty counterparts at a fraction of the cost.

The National Guard's ability to provide critical response to Americans at a moment’s notice relies on planning and dedicated funding.

The National Guard is perfectly suited to expand our nation's cyber security capabilities by leveraging the unique information technology talents within its ranks.

Funding for equipment and modernization is critical to ensuring the National Guard is properly equipped to respond both overseas and domestically.

Our nation can reduce defense spending and maintain the necessary force structure and experience to meet future challenges by growing the National Guard as a percentage of the Total Force.

Allowing the National Guard to regress back to a strategic reserve would squander a decade of investment in training, equipping, and readiness.

Funding for military construction and modernization is critical to providing safe and functional facilities for training and mobilization.

National Guard members and their families deserve proper medical coverage, education and employment opportunities as well as retirement and veterans’ protections.

Congress must recognize the service and commitment of every member of the National Guard by ensuring an equal voice in Department of Defense policy, planning and budgetary deliberations.