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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 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 | MARCH 20, 2015

 

New budget resolutions introduced in the House and Senate and the latest information on the Marketplace Fairness Act highlight this issue of our Capitol to Capitol newsletter and eVideo. 

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

  • 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.”

  • State-Friendly Education Bill Hits Committee Mark-Up

    The Senate HELP Committee bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), moves forward this week with Tuesday’s mark-up of a bipartisan bill that represents intense negotiations between Chairman Senator Lamar Alexander (Tennessee) and Ranking Member Senator Patty Murray (Washington)—and in several key respects resembles the NCSL-NGA reauthorization plan that was released in February.

  • Lawmakers Focus on Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury

    Tragic stories of high school athletes sustaining serious and sometimes fatal injuries have been a key factor in all 50 states and the District of Columbia passing laws addressing traumatic brain injury in the past five years.

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