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Standing Committees and Task Forces

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Letters and Testimony

NCSL serves as the voice of state legislatures to Congress and the administration based on NCSL policy directives and resolutions. NCSL does this through a variety of ways including letters, comments on regulations and testimony before congressional committees and federal commissions.

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Task Forces

NCSL uses task forces to complement the work of the nine standing committees. Task forces typically deal with issues that cut across the jurisdictions of the standing committees and are created for a specified period of time. They range in size from 20 to 30 legislators and legislative staff.

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STANDING COMMITTEES

Standing Committees

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Policy Directives and Resolutions

Learn about NCSL's policy process and see links related to all the conference policies by topic. 

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Officers

See a list of the NCSL Standing Committee officers and NCSL contacts for Standing Committees. 

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Breaking Down the President's Budget

The Office of Management and Budget released a portion of the president’s $4.7 trillion fiscal year FY 2020 budget request. NCSL staff break down the budget for you.

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NCSL Policy Process