Why Your Organization Should Support ACIR

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The U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR) is a partnership of federal, state, and local government leaders continuously striving to achieve strengthen a Constitutionally balanced and effective Federal System of government.

ACIR is the only national, bipartisan, forum where representatives from the federal, state, and local levels of government as well as private citizens meet regularly to discuss and make recommendations for legislative and administrative actions that will strengthen the effectiveness, efficiency, and Constitutional banance of the Federal System. Your organization's financial support for ACIR demonstrates an important committment to this mission.

ACIR has undertake the most extensive evaluation of federal statuetes and regulations in decades to relieve the burdens of federal mandates on state governments.

ACIR is investigating specific mandates cited by the states as most troublesome for them. Recent examples include the Clean Water Act, Davis-Bacon Act, Recycled Crumb Rubber, Metric Conversion, OSHA, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Medicaid. The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 has charged ACIR to make specific recommendations to Congress and the President to retain, modify, suspend, or terminate these and other mandates. Your organization's involvement in, and support of, this effort, will ensure its success.

ACIR is embarking on a major program of conferences, workshops, research, and information dissemination to lead an intergovernmental dialogue about the emerging federal reforms for American Federalism in the 21st Century.

ACIR is committed to achieving federal reforms resulting from a true partnership in the spirit of the 10th Amendment. In order to ensure the success of decentralization, it is crucial that federal, state, and local governments forge new relationships necessary to sustain these reforms. ACIR seeks to anticipate what today's reforms will mean for intergovernmental relationships in the future. ACIR's conferences, research, and information dissemination will help these statees accomodate the impact of federal reforms and put those reforms to effective use.

As Constitutional partners in the American Federal System, state support is crucial to carrying out the mission of ACIR.

Support of state governments, together with support from the federal and local governments, is the financial foundation for ACIR's nonpartisan and independent mission.

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