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

01-SGA10 on Sep 9, 2001

Resolution: the Southern Governors' Association resolution:
Source: Resolution of Southern Governor's Assn. on NDPC
  • Whereas, the recent severe drought conditions throughout the South have created life-threatening situations as well as financial burdens for both government and individuals, and drought conditions are expected to persist in several states in the South;
  • Whereas, the effects of drought build up and last for several years and, therefore, government programs to address other natural disasters are not well suited to prepare for or respond to droughts;
  • Whereas, extremely dry conditions have led to numerous forest and rangeland fires, burning tens of thousands of acres of land, destroying homes and communities and eliminating critical habitats for wildlife;
  • Whereas, the impacts of drought follow no political boundary and drought assistance programs occur at both state and federal levels of government, making it essential to cooperatively plan for and implement measures that will provide relief from current drought situations and prepare for future drought emergencies;
  • Whereas, a national drought policy is needed, and the National Drought Policy Commission (NDPC) has issued a report emphasizing moving from relief to readiness; now, therefore, be it
  • Resolved, the southern governors call upon the Congress to adopt a coordinated, integrated national drought program that
    • emphasizes preparedness over insurance, insurance over relief, and incentives over regulation;
    • coordinates drought programs and response between federal and nonfederal entities by creating a coordinating council with meaningful participation by regionally-balanced nonfederal representation, and that this council continue to identify and close gaps in the availability of federal programs in different regions; and
    • includes a crop insurance program that would make it practicable and prudent for all types of farmers in all areas of the country to obtain coverage.


  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Supports national drought policy, focusing on readiness

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-SGA10

Roy Barnes s1oGA 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-SGA10

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-SGA10

Sila Calderon s1sPR00 Former Puerto Rico Governor (2001-2004) 
Mike Huckabee s1sAR 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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