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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 DomeNCSL Commends Senators Introduction to Level Playing Field for Local Retailers  | Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate moved a step closer to creating a level playing field for local retailers today as Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) introduced the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA).

 

 

 

 

 

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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

  • Motor Voters in Oregon and Beyond

    If you do a Google search on  “Motor Voter,” you will find Oregon’s newly enacted HB 2177 at the top of the charts. That’s because the signing of the bill last month switched Oregon from “opt in” registration to “opt out” registration.

  • Win a Free Vacation! (Now That We Have Your Attention ...)

    Got your attention right? Let’s imagine you are walking through a crowded mall and see a sign selling a product. What catches your eye first? The text or the graphic they are using to illustrate what a better life you would have with this super-duper dentist-approved toothbrush.

  • New Initiative Aims to Improve Value of Health System

    Increasingly policymakers are asking the question, “What are we paying for with our state’s health care dollars?” Unfortunately, the answer often is, “Not the health system we want.”

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