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LETTERS | TESTIMONY

picture of hand with pencil writingNCSL serves as the voice of state legislatures to Congress and the administration through letters, testimony before committees and commission and alerts to take action.

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FORMER STATE LEGISLATORS IN CONGRESS

Over half of the members of Congress are former state legislators.  As of Jan. 4, 2013, 46 members of the Senate and 219 (with one non-voting member) of the House are former states legislators.
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CAPITOL TO CAPITOL

Capicture of newsletterpitol 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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POLICY DIRECTIVES | RESOLUTIONS

NCSL’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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OVERVIEW | PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES

NCSL’s Standing Committees produces a number of publications and resources including policy directives and resolutions, alerts, newsletters, and a quarterly report to NCSL's executive committee. NCSL in D.C. also keeps close track of the number of former state legislators in Congress. 

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