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International Relations Task Force Addresses Common Issues

NCSL’s International Relations Task Force met in Honolulu last October, coinciding with the Executive Committee meeting.

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Engaging With the International Program at Summit

NCSL received 285 legislators, legislative staff, government officials and lobbyists from 18 countries at the Legislative Summit, a robust gathering of professionals committed to strengthening networks and institutions around the world.

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Lawmakers Take Energy-Centered Trip to Belgium

A bipartisan delegation of seven legislators recently journeyed to Belgium for a study tour focused on the energy sector. The tour was funded through a competitive grant awarded by the U.S. Embassy in Belgium to facilitate a Belgian-American subnational legislative exchange program focused on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy security. 

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Trade, Education Topics at International Relations Task Force Meeting

Perspectives on international trade and education were among the topics when NCSL’s International Relations Task Force met in New Orleans in January 2019.

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Please Mr. Postman: Are Americans Subsidizing Foreign Shipments?

Just off the holiday season, you’ve  probably been a beneficiary of insanely cheap shipping. Perhaps you ordered an item that arrived with foreign postmarks. If so, you likely paid shipping rates far lower than you would ever see at your local post office.

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NCSL, Brazilians Outline Robust Exchange Program

NCSL has a decades-long relationship with Brazilian legislators. This year, 38 Brazilian legislators and legislative staff members attended the NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston, which is a testament to the strong ties between NCSL and Brazil’s National Union of State Legislators.

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NCSL, Chinese Officials Sign Memorandum of Understanding

At the 2017 Legislative Summit in Boston, NCSL officers and Chinese officials signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize a two-way exchange program between American state legislators and Chinese members of provincial people’s congresses.

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Kenya Parliamentary Staff Delegation Visits NCSL

Building on the decades-long relationship with legislators and staff members in Kenya, NCSL welcomed eight staff members from the Kenya National Senate to Santa Fe and Salt Lake City in late April at the request of the Kenya Senate.

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NCSL received a delegation from the Conference of State Legislatures of Nigeria in Denver from March 13-16.

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U.S. Students Still Rank Far Below Students Around the World

Student achievement in U.S. high schools is stagnant while other countries continue high student performance and others are moving students upward, according to results of the every-three-year Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) measurements..

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.