Press Release

Legislators from Across the Country Gather for ALEC’s States & Nation Policy Summit

ALEC members discuss state-based policy solutions to grow America’s economy and get people back to work

Washington, DC – (November 28, 2012) With our nation’s economy struggling to regain its footing, hundreds of legislators from across the country came together today in Washington, D.C., to kick off a three-day working session at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual States & Nation Policy Summit.

ALEC brings together state legislators and business leaders from both the non-profit and private sectors to discuss sound policy solutions focused on economic growth and fiscal responsibility. Complex issues of job creation and improved bipartisan dialogue among political leaders is the focus of the meeting, all grounded in the principles of free-market enterprise and limited government at the state level.

The States & Nation Policy Summit also marks a leadership transition for ALEC and its legislative members. The meeting will welcome Connecticut State Representative John Piscopo into the role of National Chairman, succeeding current Chairman, Indiana State Representative Dave Frizzell.

“Partisan gridlock in Washington has never been worse, and it’s up to the states to find a path forward to get our economic engine up and running again,” said incoming Chairman, Rep. Piscopo. “ALEC is the nation’s most effective advocate for legislators across the country in promoting pro-jobs and fiscally sound policies at the state level by providing research, writing and resources to help legislators deliberate and learn from one another.”

Attendees of this year’s Summit will hear from a list of dynamic speakers, including U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (OH-4), U.S. Representative-elect Tom Cotton (AR-4), American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks, and senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute Mark Mills.

To view the States & Nation Policy Summit agenda and a full list of ALEC’s reports, visit

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ALEC is a non-profit, nonpartisan association of over 2,000 state legislators that works to promote principles of free markets, limited government and federalism throughout the states.