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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 DomeNCSL Applauds Senate Action on Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation | Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Senate has passed anti-human trafficking legislation S. 178, which provides assistance to states in addressing both law enforcement and victims’ needs. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) endorsed this bill, which is aimed at strengthening trafficking enforcement and providing assistance to trafficking victims.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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CAPITOL TO CAPITOL | APRIL 20, 2015

In this #Cap2Cap overview from Washington, D.C.,  we discuss the latest with anti-human trafficking legislation and we give you an update on the Senate HELP Committee bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act , currently known as No Child Left Behind. You also can read our latest Capitol to Capitol newsletter.

Click here to view earlier eVideo updates from Washington, D.C. 

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

  • NCSL Webinar Gets General on Aviation

    Did you know there are more than 10 times the number of public-use airports in the U.S. then there are airports for scheduled commercial use? Or that there are over 600,000 registered pilots in the U.S., 2,200 alone in South Dakota?

  • Congress Addresses Human Trafficking

    The U.S. Senate passed the "Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act" (S. 178) on Wednesday. This is a comprehensive anti-trafficking bill that addresses all aspects of human trafficking, including law enforcement training, to better identify and apprehend traffickers.

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