President Donald Trump has appointed Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to co-chair of the Council of Governors.
According to a press release on the governor’s website Thursday, the council “serves as a bipartisan forum for governors and the administration to discuss critical issues affecting states and the federal government, especially matters pertaining to the National Guard, homeland defense and defense support to civil authorities, and advise on policy direction.”
Ducey has served on the council since 2019, but is taking the co-chair position once held by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.
The council is made up of 10 governors, five from each party. The council also has the secretaries of the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the president’s homeland security and counterterrorism advisors, the commander of U.S. Northern Command, the commandant of the Coast Guard and the chief of the National Guard Bureau among other federal officials.