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    This page contains Congressional resolutions. Resolutions indicate the topics that legislators care about, but cannot legislate about.

01-SGA5 on Sep 9, 2001

Resolution: the Southern Governors' Association resolution:
Source: Resolution of Southern Governor's Assn. on 2002 Farm Bill
    Resolved, That the Southern Governors’ Association, with respect to the 2002 farm bill, urges Congress and the Administration to:
  • Create a major funding research and development block grant initiative to state departments of agriculture and other appropriate state entities which could work with universities and non-traditional research entities to spur value-added processing;
  • Discourage, eliminate and prosecute “insurance farmers” under the crop insurance program and require coverage of farmers for disaster relief payments eligibility;
  • Urge the U.S. Justice Department to review the implications of the consolidation of agricultural businesses with respect to the Sherman Anti-trust Act and assign a senior level Justice official to this task;
  • Support programs that will sustain small farms;
  • Invest in our infrastructure and transportation network to assure that agriculture and other producing and consumer interests are well served;
  • Encourage new farmers to enter agriculture production with incentives and other programs such as capital gains taxes, new tax-deferred savings accounts and deferred loans;
  • Discourage dual marketing systems for biotech and non-biotech products, maintain the current regulatory system on labeling of biotech foods, and pass legislation to protect against crop destruction aimed at academic research institutions and biotechnology companies


  • Topic: Jobs
  • Headline: More R&D & tax incentives for small farmers

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-SGA5

Roy Barnes s1sGA Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Mike Easley s1sNC Democrat Governor (elected 2000; retired 2008) 
Parris Glendening s1sMD Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002) 
Jim Hodges s1sSC00 Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Holden s1sMO Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004) 
Ronnie Musgrove s1sMS Democratic challenger (2008), previously Governor 
Paul Patton s1sKY Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003) 
Don Siegelman s1sAL Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Wise s1sWest Virginia Democrat 



Republicans participating in 01-SGA5

Jeb Bush s1sFL Republican Governor 
Mike Foster s1sLA Former Republican Governor (1996-2003) 
Jim Gilmore s1sVA Republican Senate Challenger; previously Governor 
Frank Keating s1sOK00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Rick Perry s1sTX Republican Governor 
Don Sundquist s1sTN00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 



Independents participating in 01-SGA5

Sila Calderon s1sPR00 Former Puerto Rico Governor (2001-2004) 
Mike Huckabee s1oAR Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008) 
Charles Turnbull s1sVI00 Former Virgin Islands Governor 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 9
Republicans: 6
Independents: 3


















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