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

00-MGC3 on Jul 25, 2000

Resolution: the Midwestern Governors' Conference resolution:
Source: Resolution of Midwestern Governors' Conf. on Meat Inspection
  • WHEREAS, The federal Meat and Poultry Inspection Act prohibits the interstate shipment of state inspected meat and poultry products; and
  • WHEREAS, Twenty-five states, including eight in the Midwest, have developed individual state inspection programs for plants which do not currently participate in the interstate shipment of meat and poultry products; and
  • WHEREAS, Despite meeting federal requirements enforced through a state program, the lack of federal program approval prohibits these smaller state inspected plants from shipping beef, pork, poultry, sheep, lamb, or goat products in commerce across state lines; and
  • WHEREAS, This restriction unfairly and severely limits the smaller plantsí marketing options, particularly in the burgeoning Internet market; and
  • WHEREAS, The Midwestern Governors strongly support meat and poultry inspection plans that protect public health; now therefore be it
  • RESOLVED, That the Midwestern Governors urge Congress to pass legislation that removes this unfair marketing barrier but continues to insure safe meat and poultry products.


  • Topic: Budget & Economy
  • Headline: Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments

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Democrats participating in 00-MGC3

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-MGC3

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-MGC3

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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