Gregoire leading governors security council - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Gregoire leading governors security council

















(Governor Gregoire has been appointed Co-Chair of the Council of
Governors)


OLYMPIA, Wash. - Gov. Chris Gregoire is one of 10 governors appointed by the president to a homeland security council focused on the National Guard.
     
The Democrat is co-chair of the council along with Republican Jim Douglas of Vermont.

The Council, created January 11 of this year by Executive Order, will work closely with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and other defense and national security advisors to exchange views, information and advice on matters of mutual interest pertaining to the National Guard, homeland defense, synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States, and civil support activities.  

"I am pleased that these Governors of exceptional experience have agreed to join the Council of Governors," said President Obama. "This bipartisan team strengthens the partnership between our State Governments and the Federal Government when it comes to ensuring our national preparedness and homeland defense."
     
The council arose from questions raised by Hurricane Katrina about the role of the military in U.S. disasters.

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Other governors on the council:

  • Governor Janice K. Brewer, Member, Council of Governors
  • Governor Luis G. Fortuño, Member, Council of Governors
  • Governor Brad Henry, Member, Council of Governors
  • Governor Robert F. McDonnell, Member, Council of Governors
  • Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, Member, Council of Governors
  • Governor Martin O'Malley, Member, Council of Governors
  • Governor Beverly Eaves Perdue, Member, Council of Governors
  • Governor M. Michael Rounds, Member, Council of Governors
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