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NCSL IN D.C.

NCSL in D.C.

Upper left, Nevada Senator Debbie Smith at a White House meeting. Lower right, legislative leaders gather at the White House following a meeting in July 2014.

THE LATEST FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.

U.S. Capitol DomeExecutive Director Urges Minimal Regulatory Approach | WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Nov. 10, 2014, President Obama urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify Internet service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act to promote an open Internet, also known as net neutrality.

 

 

 

 

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POLICY DIRECTIVES | RESOLUTIONS

GavelNCSL’s Standing Committees develop Policy Directives and Resolutions, adopted by the conference, that serve to guide NCSL to represent state legislatures in the American federal system of government consistent with support of state sovereignty and state flexibility and protection from unfunded federal mandates and unwarranted federal preemption. 

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NCSL IN D.C. E-VIDEO | DEC. 12, 2014

 

Join NCSL President Senator Debbie Smith (D-Nev.) in this e-Video update from Washington, D.C, recapping the week's events from the annual NCSL Forum. Watch this video for updates on transportation funding, the Marketplace Fairness Act and more.

 

 

CAPITOL TO CAPITOL

picture of newsletterCapitol to Capitol gives you up-to-the-minute information on important federal legislation, and advises you when you need to call members of your congressional delegation to show your support or disapproval of bills that affect the states. Published since 1994, Capitol to Capitol comes out on an as-needed basis, averaging approximately one issue per week over the calendar year.

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LETTERS AND TESTIMONY 

people attending meetingNCSL effectively works to enhance the role of states and state legislatures in the federal system.  These state-federal activities, which include letters to Congress and the administration and testimony before congressional committees or federal commissions, are guided by policy directives and resolutions developed NCSL's nine standing committees.

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OVERVIEW | NCSL IN D.C.

NCSL is nationally recognized as a formidable lobbying force in Washington, D.C. Year-in and year-out, the organization effectively works to enhance the role of states and state legislatures in the federal system. NCSL opposes unfunded federal mandates and unwarranted federal preemption of state authority, and seeks to provide state legislatures the flexibility they need to innovate and be responsive to the unique needs of the residents of each state.

THE NCSL BLOG

  • How are Driver's Licenses/Voter Registration Laws Doing?

    The law in 44 states requires motor vehicle agencies to offer citizens the opportunity to register to vote when they come in to get a driver's license. The motor vehicle offices are then required to send those registration applications to the appropriate elections agency.

  • Sales Tax Revenues Expected to Jingle Into the New Year

    The holiday season is upon us, which means that states can expect their tax revenues to jingle nicely in their pockets as they ring in the New Year.

  • Primary Format Won't Deter Extreme Politics

    Whether your state has an open primary, closed primary or nominates the best two candidates from all parties on a single ballot, extreme politics are not going away, panelists said during a session at NCSL’s Forum last week.

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