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NCSL is a formidable lobbying force in Washington, D.C. , advocating for state legislatures before Congress, the administration and the federal courts.

NCSL led the fight for congressional passage of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 and now leads the fight to strengthen the law to make it more difficult for Congress to pass the cost and burden of federal actions on to the states.

NCSL is in Washington, D.C., to keep an eye on the federal government so that legislators can focus on the issues that matter most to the citizens of the states they call home.

To stop the bleeding of an estimated $26 billion in expected state revenue each year, NCSL has led the efforts by states and retailers to collect sales taxes on remote online transactions...

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