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The Latest From D.C.

NCSL encourages repeal of $7.6 billion rescission in Federal-aid highway contract authority scheduled to occur July 2020.



Policy Directives/Resolutions

NCSL advocates before Congress and the administration on behalf of state legislatures in accord with the policy directives and resolutions adopted at the annual NCSL Legislative Summit Business Meeting.



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Remote/Online Sales Tax Collection

For nearly two decades, NCSL has championed the efforts in Congress and in the states to fix the remote sales tax issue. This page summarizes the history of the remote sales tax issue both in the states and before Congress, and provides a timeline and history of the South Dakota v. Wayfair court case.


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Capitol to Capitol

Published shince 1994, Capitol 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. 


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Letters and Testimony

NCSL 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.