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

00-MGC2 on May 25, 2000

Resolution: the Midwestern Governors' Conference resolution:
Source: Resolution of Midwestern Governors' Conf. on LIHEAP
  • WHEREAS, The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) enables states to assist low-income households in meeting critical heating and cooling needs; and
  • WHEREAS, More than two-thirds of households eligible for LIHEAP have annual incomes under $8,000, making LIHEAP a targeted, cost-effective way to help low-income citizens pay their home energy bills; and
  • WHEREAS, Households served because of LIHEAP include the most vulnerable populations in our states ? the elderly, disabled, and young children; and
  • WHEREAS, LIHEAP provides a foundation upon which the Midwestern states have built community-based energy assistance programs and has permitted us to leverage state and local dollars to meet the needs of our citizens; and
  • WHEREAS, In past years, funding for LIHEAP has been substantially reduced, and any new funding cuts will impede the statesí ability to meet the energy needs of low-income households; now therefore be it
  • RESOLVED, That the Midwestern Governorsí Conference encourages Congress to renew its support for LIHEAP and maintain funding in Fiscal Year 2001 at or above the level appropriated for the program in Fiscal Year 2000.


  • Topic: Welfare & Poverty
  • Headline: Support LIHEAP, low-income heating assistance

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Democrats participating in 00-MGC2

Mel Carnahan s1sMO Democratic Senator (Former) 
Frank O'Bannon s1sIN Former Democratic Governor (1997-2003) 
Paul Patton s1sKY Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003) 
Edward Schafer s1sND Former Democratic Governor (1992-2000); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA) 
Tom Vilsack s1sIA Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA) 



Republicans participating in 00-MGC2

John Engler s1sMI Former Republican Governor (1991-2002) 
Bill Graves s1sKS Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Bill Janklow s1sSD00 Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002) 
Mike Johanns s1sNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008 
George Ryan s1sIL Former Republican Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Taft s1sOH Former Republican Governor (1999-2006) 



Independents participating in 00-MGC2

Tommy Thompson s1sUS Cabinet-2005 
Jesse Ventura s1sMN Former Independent Governor (1999-2002) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 2


















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