State-federal relations committees grow.

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Every legislative chamber has finance, education, health and criminal justice committees. Now, at least 36 legislative chambers in 24 states have also established "federalism" committees or have added state-federal relations to the responsibilities of other existing committees.

The NCSL Washington, D.C. office has hosted several members of these committees in our nation's capital. briefed them on the status of some of the most important state-federal issues and arranged meetings for them with members of Congress and the administration.


NCSL will convene legislative leaders and the chairs of these committees during the Legislative Summit in Boston. The meeting will offer an opportunity to discuss federalism and what can be done to maintain an appropriate state-federal balance. We will also begin preparations for a convocation of federalism committees in D.C., early next year. Committees have been identified in the following chambers.

Arizona House

Arkansas House and Senate

Connecticut House and Senate

Florida House

Georgia House

Hawaii Senate

Iowa House and Senate

Kansas House and Senate

Louisiana House and...

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