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NCSL IN D.C.

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THE LATEST FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.

U.S. Capitol DomeJuly 17, 2014 | NCSL Statement on Senate Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act— Senators Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced Senate Bill 2609, the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act, on Tuesday that aims to level the playing field for local retailers.

 

 

 

 

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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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NCSL IN D.C. VIDEO UPDATE | SENATOR DEBBIE SMITH

 

Nevada Senator Debbie Smith, NCSL's president-elect, joins us in this #NCSLinDC eVideo update. Smith joined 50 other state legislative leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C., last week to discuss economics and policy. While in Washington, they also met with members of Congress, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. Watch this eVideo update as Smith discusses issues important to the states, such as the Highway Trust Fund. 

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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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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 eight 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

  • Webinar Thursday on Energy Development and the Department of Defense

    While the Department of Defense is a strong proponent of renewable energy, the department is also responsible for ensuring that wind turbines, solar panels and other infrastructure located on or near military installations do not conflict with test and training activities.

  • States Acting to Reform Individual Health Insurance

    The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes more than a dozen consumer protections aimed at fixing previous local variations or shortcomings in availability, affordability and adequacy of individual market health insurance.

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