We are the nation’s most respected bipartisan organization providing states support, ideas, connections and a strong voice on Capitol Hill. Since 1975, NCSL has been the champion of state legislatures. We’ve helped states remain strong and independent by giving them the tools, information and resources to craft the best solutions to difficult problems. We’ve fought against unwarranted actions in Congress and saved states more than $1 billion. NCSL is committed to the success of all legislators and staff. Our mission is to: Improve the quality and effectiveness of state legislatures; Promote policy innovation and communication among state legislatures; and Ensure state legislatures a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.