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Task Force on International Relations

TASK FORCE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Mission

Review NCSL activities with foreign governments and/or subnational governments. Identify the structure for NCSL activities and explore how state legislatures might better coordinate international activities and approaches. Investigate whether there are resources from the US Government, foreign governments or foundations to support expanded international cooperation between legislators, legislative staff and their counterparts in other national/subnational governments.

NCSL Task Force On International Relations
Co-Chair: Representative Rosie M. Berger, Wyoming
Co-Chair: Senator Rodney G. Ellis, Texas
Co-Chair: Assemblymember Felix W. Ortiz Jr., New York
Staff Co-Chair: Raul E. Burciaga, New Mexico
Staff Co-Chair: Jan K. Yamane, Hawaii

NCSL Contacts: Kathy Brennan-Wiggins (D.C.) 

Members & Working Groups

Alaska
Tom Wright, House Speaker Mike Chenault
California
Assemblymember Adam Gray
Hawaii
Representative Kenneth T. Ito
Representative John M. Mizuno
Jan K. Yamane, Office of the State Auditor
Illinois
Senator Pamela J. Althoff
Senator Toi W. Hutchinson
Indiana
Senator David C. Long
Margaret 'peggy' Piety, Legislative Services Agency
Iowa
Senator Michael E. Gronstal
Kentucky
Chuck Truesdell , Legislative Research Commission
Maryland
Karl S. Aro, Department of Legislative Services
Delegate Talmadge Branch
Senator Delores G. Kelley
Massachusetts
Representative Jay R. Kaufman
Minnesota
Senator Sandra L. Pappas
Representative Paul C. Thissen
Mississippi
Representative Gregory Snowden
Missouri
Speaker John J. Diehl Jr.
Montana
Susan Byorth Fox, Legislative Services Division
Nebraska
Senator Tanya Cook
Senator Jeremy J. Nordquist
Nevada
Senator Debbie Smith
New Hampshire
Representative Mary Jane Wallner
New Mexico
Raul E. Burciaga, Legislative Council Service
New York
Senator Kemp Hannon
Assemblymember Felix W. Ortiz Jr.
North Carolina
Walker Reagan, Research Division
North Dakota
Representative Al H. Carlson
Quebec
Simon Berube
Rhode Island
Representative Brian P. Kennedy
South Carolina
Senator Thomas C. Alexander
Tennessee
Senator Bo Watson
Texas
Senator Rodney G. Ellis
Representative Dan Flynn
Ken Levine, Texas Legislature
Linda Pittsford, Information Systems Division
Utah
Senator Curtis S. Bramble
Vermont
Speaker Shapleigh Smith
Washington
Representative Jeff Morris
West Virginia
Senator Robert H. Plymale
Wisconsin
Speaker Robin J. Vos
Wyoming
Representative Rosie M. Berger
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