NCSL in D.C.



D.C. Fly-In: A Voice for States

As the voice of state legislatures in Washington, D.C., NCSL is committed to ensuring state prerogatives are brought before Congress and the administration. To facilitate this effort, NCSL brings legislators to D.C. to meet with members of Congress, the administration and other players involved in crucial state-federal issues.



Senate-Passed COVID-19 Relief Bill

The bill is now on its way back to the House, with $350 billion in flexible aid for state and local governments. NCSL has written a summary of the Senate-passed bill. Read more.

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Transition 2021

NCSL stands ready to work with the new administration and Congress to move our states and country forward. NCSL has compiled policy papers on more than two dozen issues, positions approved by more than three-quarters of state legislatures.



Policy Directives/Resolutions

NCSL advocates before Congress and the administration on behalf of state legislatures in accord with the policy directives and resolutions adopted at the annual NCSL Legislative Summit Business Meeting.


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Capitol to Capitol

Published since 1994, Capitol 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. 


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Letters and Testimony

NCSL 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.